Bhubaneswar: In view of increase in COVID-19 positive cases, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday directed the higher education institutions in the city to vacate the hostel boarders who have completed their examinations.
In an official order to the institutions including Plus II and Degree colleges, the BMC commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary issued the following guidelines for strict adherence:
- The students who have appeared their examinations and no examination are due shall be asked to vacate the hostel premise immediately by the institute authority under intimation to parents
- The students who are due for examination shall be asked to vacate the hostel premises as soon as their examination schedule is over with intimation to their parents
- The students who are likely to stay for their examination may be kept in the hostel premises preferably in single with adherence to COVID appropriate behaviour like use of mask at all times, social Distancing and hand hygiene particularly in mess, corridors and common rooms.
The commissioner further said the authorities of the institutions will be fully responsible to ensure COVID-19 protocols and well-being of their students.