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COVID-19 Positive Cases: On Saturday, Delhi reported 3,567 COVID-19 cases, with the positive rate rising to 4.48 percent from 4.11 percent the day before, and 10 more people succumbing to the deadly virus. In the wake of a rise in COVID-19 incidents, the Jawaharlal Nehru University released new guidelines for students and staff on Sunday, including mandatory thermal screening and the wearing of a face mask in hostels and within all campus buildings.

JNU Released new guidelines to prevent spread COVID-19 on campus.

National Capital Saw Rise in Cases: According to official data, the national capital saw a rise in cases, with 3,594 cases registered on Friday, the highest daily count this year, 2,790 cases on Thursday, 1,819 cases on Wednesday, and 992 cases on Tuesday. Face masks will be required for students and employees across the campus, including in hostels, libraries, administrative buildings, and on the road, according to a circular from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

Wearing Maskes is mandatory: "If students and employees are found wearing the mask, they will not be permitted in hostels, administrative buildings, school buildings, and the Dr B R Ambedkar Central Library, as well as other buildings and public spaces, including shopping complexes and walking on the road," it said. Faculty and staff at JNU were advised to wear face masks at all times "to set an example" in terms of implementing COVID-19 protocols. Face masks have also been mandated for shopkeepers and canteen employees.

JUN University’s Circular: "Any violation will result in the closure of the shop or canteen for two days at first, and subsequent violations will be dealt with strictly as per guidelines and norms of the government of India, the Delhi government, and the University notification, etc," according to the circular. Hand sanitization and thermal screening are now needed at all main locations, including colleges, special centres, hostels, the administration building, and the central library, according to the statement. According to the circular, vendors visiting science colleges, the Advanced Instrumentation Research Facility (AIRF), special centres, administration buildings, and other institutions would not be allowed access to the laboratories unless authorised by the relevant respective offices. If the number of cases "increases exponentially," the university can reconsider its guidelines for reopening.

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