JNU legal action against Covid19 norms violation

JNU warns legal action against Covid19 norms violation on campus

April 22, 2021
-Mita Mukherjee

The Jawaharlal Nehru University has directed all its “stakeholders” to strictly adhere to the Covid-19 norms on the campus and warned that those violating them may face legal action.

Amid the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the national capital, the university issued a circular on Wednesday where it directed all “stakeholders” to strictly adhere to the standard operating procedure (SOP) guidelines and preventive measures issued by the Union ministry of family and wealth welfare, Delhi government and the university administration.

“Any person violating these measures is liable to be proceeded against as per the provisions of Section 5l to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, besides legal action under 188 of the IPC, and other legal provisions as applicable,” the circular read.   

The university said all possible measures were being taken by the authorities to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection in the campus.

It further said that if employees and their family members, or students, are tested COVID-positive or under home isolation or quarantine, they must immediately inform the university administration or the security branch with supporting documents.

According to the circular movement of Covid-19 patients or those having similar symptoms or waiting for the test results would be strictly prohibited. It instructed such persons to adhere to Covid appropriate behavior.

“Those who have inter-state travel history in recent time and coming from other states shall strictly adhere to the prevailing Guidelines/SOPs issued by GoI/MoHFW/Delhi Government and University administration,” the circular read.

The security branch of the university has been instructed to ensure strict compliance of the order.

 Delhi recorded 24,638 fresh COVID-19 cases and 249 deaths due to the viral disease on Wednesday .

The JNU in an order issued this week had imposed a number of restrictions on the campus during the week-long lockdown in Delhi to curb the surge in Covid-19 cases.   

Also read: UGC issues guidelines for reopening of varsities

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