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In view of the increasing infection of Coronavirus in Varanasi, Banaras Hindu University has been closed till 15 May 2021. During this time, online classes will also not be conducted. With this, no examination will be held in the university before 30 June 2021. The decision was taken at a meeting of the institute’s director, head of the faculty chaired by Vice-Chancellor Professor V.K. Shukla on Wednesday.
BHU closed till 15 May 2021
During the closure of the BHU till May 15, it was decided to continue all the necessary work like medical services, sanitation, power supply, dairy and agricultural farms. Also, the teacher and staff of departments and centers can be called by the head of the department only for urgent work.
In the meeting held under the chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor, it is decided that online classes will not be conducted, the entry of outsiders into the campus is also banned.
Here is the official press release.
Semester exam after 30 June
BHU has been closed till May 15, in view of the increasing infection of Covid. Online classes will also be postponed till 15 May. It is also decided in the meeting that all the exams will be conducted only after 30th June 2021. This decision will not be applicable to officers and employees associated with medical and emergency services.
Sir Sunderlal Hospital will remain open
On Wednesday, in the meeting chaired by acting Vice-Chancellor Prof. V.K. Shukla, it was clarified that the work of officers and employees associated with Sir Sunderlal Hospital, Shatabdi Super Specialty Block, Trauma Center, Water and Power Supply Department, Sanitation and Support Services, Security, Dairy, Agricultural Farm will remain continues in the same manner. Also, the Head of the Department can call the teachers and staff of the departments and centers by following the guidelines of Covid-19 for the much-needed office work.
It was also decided in the meeting that if a resident is infected, he/she must immediately inform the estate office on the phone numbers 2369242 and 2369131. Unnecessary entry of outsiders to the BHU campus will be restricted until the situation becomes normal. All gates except the main gate will remain closed during the night curfew.
Important phone numbers issued
If any of the employees of BHU show any symptoms of the coronavirus, then they will have to undergo an MRUGB test. They need to keep themself in isolation till the report arrives. Dr RS Sharma (9839648303), Chief Medical Officer Dr Rekha Yadav (9415291246), Senior Medical Officer Namrata Aggarwal (9335480585) will have to be informed when the report is positive. According to their advice, the infection will have to be treated while in home isolation. His prescribed medicines will be available at the University employee health care centre.