United to fight COVID-19
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
is taking all the necessary steps to ensure that we are well prepared to face the challenge and threat posed by the growing pandemic of
COVID-19 the Corona Virus.
Pandemic of the Corona Virus Disease, Covid-19
is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.
The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.
HOW IT SPREADS
Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.
Recent Circulars / Notices
Glad that DBT- BIRAC has given its nod to JNU under diagnostics category to develop portable microfluidics embedded on-chip RT-PCR & microelectrode array coupled point-of care optoelectronic device for large-scale screening. Congratulations to the JNU research team on COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/AgjT1hawGE— Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar (@mamidala90) May 11, 2020
— Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar (@mamidala90) April 17, 2020
Message from Prof. M. Jagadesh Kumar
JNU VC's Desk
Further, together with Covid-19 task force, we appreciate that providing verified information to the community at large and timely access to the recent developments relevant for Covid-19 pandemic are very important and therefore, we have decided to create this Covid-19 portal, coordinated by Prof Shandar Ahmad, member Covid-19 task force with the purpose of providing a single stop source of authentic information which will help researchers, students, faculty, staff and larger JNU community in making best choices during this time of grave challenge.
I also take this opportunity to reiterate our resolve to fight this worldwide calamity with courage and determination and share the optimism that we will overcome it together with everyone's cooperation.