St Stephen’s college to resume normal functioning, 2 sections blocked
Several days after the St Stephen’s College in Delhi rendered its inner perimeter out of bounds due to the coronavirus outbreak in the institute, it has announced the resumption of “routine work” from Tuesday while keeping two sections of the campus blocked.
A few days ago, Principal John Verghese had issued a circular to the college after 13 students and two staff members had tested positive for Covid-19 and the campus had to be shut off. The virus had spread most likely due to a college trip to Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh.
The notice issued by the college administration had said that the inner perimeter of the college was out of bounds. After the Civil Lines sub-divisional magistrate’s visit on Monday, the principal said in a notice that the faculty and staff members “may return to normal duties as per routine”.
However, the SDM had notified to keep the Mukherji East extension block and the sports complex for “strict perimeter control and necessary procedures for containment of Covid-19”. The notice was issued for the safety of the students and citizens living nearby.
Two sections of St Stephen’s College blocked
To limit the spread of the virus on the campus, the administration has blocked some areas of the college. “In light of the above these two blocks will now be Out of Bounds for all with effect from 05.04.2021 and until further notice,” the notice read.
“Other areas of the College campus will be open for routine and normal work wef 06.04.2021 following all Covid safety measures and faculty and staff may return to normal duties as per routine,” the notice further stated, as per PTI reports.
It advised, “All members on the campus and using the campus to follow strict Covid safety measures including use of masks, social distancing and sanitation procedures where required”. The college administration will take action against those not following the Covid-19 guidelines.