Avoid Large Gatherings On Campus: UGC To Universities

It has advised faculty, staff and students to maintain public health measures of hands and respiratory hygiene.

Avoid Large Gatherings On Campus: UGC To Universities
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Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a notice to Universities to ensure that there are no large gatherings in the campus. UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain stated, “Avoid large gatherings on campus. Any student or staff with travel history to any COVID-19 affected country or in contact with such persons in last 28 days should be monitored and home quarantined for 14 days."

Further, the advisory issued by the UGC asked the faculty to be alert towards any student with signs and symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, and get the student immediately tested for COVID-19. It has advised faculty, staff and students to maintain public health measures of hands and respiratory hygiene.

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Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had also asked people to not panic as the State Government is trying their best to keep the situation under control. He further said he hopes that the coronavirus epidemic gets burnt in the Holi fire. 

"When there was an outbreak of swine flu, the Dahi handi celebrations were cancelled. I pray that the coronavirus epidemic gets burnt in the Holi fire. I want to tell people that the next eight days are crucial and we have to remain cautious"

Till today, 167 passengers have been quarantined out of which 9 have been kept in isolation ward. He appealed to people to limit their Holi celebration and avoid going to crowded places. He said, "I want to tell people that the next eight days are crucial and we have to remain cautious."

As a preventive measure, the BMC hospitals are all geared up. They have kept 100 beds ready in isolation wards across Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar, KB Bhabha Hospital in Bandra, KB Bhabha Municipal Hospital in Kurla and Hinduhridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Trauma Care in Jogeshwari. Additionally, 24 health teams consisting of six members will be deployed at every ward to monitor patients who may show symptoms of coronavirus. Two teams will be deployed at the international airport to monitor the situation around the clock.

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