After the ‘Yellow Alert’ declared by Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal in the capital city, Jawaharlal Nehru University on Wednesday issued a pronouncement of a night curfew on the campus from 10 pm to 5 am due to rising covid cases.
On account of aggressive rise in the Covid19 tally and tremendously transmissible variant of the virus, Delhi government announced ‘Yellow Alert’ in order to curb the rising number of the cases. Soon after this JNU imposes night curfew. The order will be effective immediately, the university said.
In its order, JNU said all offline academic activities will remain suspended and Dr B R Ambedkar Central Library will remain closed till further orders. JNU has also released certain guidelines to ensure safety.
Persons who are in emergency services, medical emergencies and supply of goods are only allowed on production of valid I-Cards.
Persons who are either going or coming from the airport, railway stations or ISBTs and coming from somewhere else are allowed to travel with the availability of a ticket.
It has stated that authorised shops in shopping complexes, Tapti, Paschimabad, Poorvanchal complexes etc. are allowed to open between 10 am to 8 pm on an odd-even basis.
Only outdoor yoga activity is allowed as per the order. According to the order, All authorised canteens are allowed to open with only 50 per cent capacity from 8 am to 10 pm only.
The order stated that, “The security branch of the university shall ensure to check the movement of vehicles and persons on the campus”. It has also added that, the security forces have to ensure that everyone has strict adherence to guidelines who is on the campus premises.
The residents of the campus are not allowed to go outside of the campus during the curfew hours and campus gates will remain closed for all during the curfew, except for any sort of emergency movement.