AMU Teachers, students, foreign nationals, who travelled abroad, recently advised screening and evaluation

Aligarh: In wake of COVID 19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has advised teachers, students and research scholars with specific symptoms and signs of suggestive of Cornona Viral Infection such as headache, cough, running nose, sore throat, fever and respiratory difficulty on their return to India after attending conferences and other programmes abroad to immediately report to the Principal and Chief Medical Superintendent, J N Medical College (JNMC) for screening and evaluation.

“The advisory has been issued for all teachers and students and foreign nationals pursuing various courses in AMU, who have travelled abroad recently so that appropriate preventive measures may be taken by the University and District Administration,” said Professor Mujahid Beg, Dean Students’ Welfare (DSW) and Chief Vigilance Officer.

He added that foreign nationals enrolled in PhD and other academic courses, who visited their native countries in the last two months and foreigners, who were visited by their relatives are also directed to appear for screening and evaluation.

In another letter to the Dean, Faculty of Theology, the DSW has advised people offering Namaz by Jamaat (Congregational Prayers) in various Mosques at AMU to skip one row in between during the prayers to prevent cross infections.

The DSW has also advised people with symptoms of cough, fever, running nose, sneezing and difficulties in respiration to offer Namaz at their residential places and not at Mosques.