DHAKA: The authorities of Dhaka University (DU) asked all residential students to vacate the halls by Friday evening in a bid to check coronavirus (Covid-19) spread inside the campus.
The decision was made at a meeting of the syndicate, the highest governing body of the university, with DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman in the chair, meeting sources said.
The authorities also extended the period of suspension of classes and exams from March 28 to 31.
A five-member ‘corona response committee’, led by Dr Shahriar Nabi, Dean of Medicine faculty of DU and Associate Professor of Radiology and Imaging department of Dhaka Medical College, has been formed.
The committee will coordinate the information inside the campus if corona outbreaks inside it.
The syndicate also asked the DU officials to limit their works and permitted them to perform their duties from home.
BDST: 1808 HRS, MAR 19, 2020