JNU issues strict guidelines inside campus for week-long lockdown
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has issued strict guidelines and imposed several restrictions on the campus during the week-long lockdown in Delhi to curb a surge in COVID-19 cases.
The latest restrictions have been imposed after the Delhi government's direction to observe city-wide lockdown from 10 pm on Monday to 5 am on April 26.
Movement within the campus restricted
The JNU, in an order issued late on Monday, said all dhabas and eateries will remain shut for customers, however, home delivery service will be allowed.
It also restricted the movement of hawkers, domestic help, drivers, gardeners, and car cleaners hired by the residents on the campus.
"Visiting another home or hostel inside the residential area/hostel complex is strictly prohibited," the university said.
People engaged in emergency, essential services need valid identity card
Any mass gathering or congregation on campus along with walking, running, or jogging in the stadium or road are prohibited.
On Monday, the varsity had announced to keep the central library closed for the duration of the week-long lockdown.
The movement of people engaged for emergency and essential services during the curfew period on the production of a valid identity card has been allowed.
What services will remain operational during the curfew period?
Persons coming from or going to the airport, railway station/ISBTs are allowed to travel on the production of a valid ticket. Shops dealing with food, milk booths, pharmaceuticals, and ATMs are allowed to function.
Security and transport, university health center, academic branch, administration branch, finance departments, engineering (electric/civil), sanitation, communication and information services, and central laboratory animal research will remain operational during the period.
JNU taking necessary steps to ensure the least movement possible
All staff members/persons in schools/centers/library and places not listed above shall work from home or as per the roster and permissions/directions of the departmental heads.
The security personnel have been asked to barricade sensitive areas in order to restrict non-essential movement.
Meanwhile, Delhi on Monday recorded 240 deaths due to COVID-19, the highest since the pandemic began, and 23,686 cases.