Bengal varsities mull halting exchange program with institutes in coronavirus-hit countries

KOLKATA: Several state-run universities in West Bengal are mulling to halt exchange of guest lecturers and researchers with institutes in novel coronavirus-affected countries while others are urging foreign students from such nations to wear masks as a preventive measure. Authorities of major universities in the state said they are implementing the set of guidelines issued by the Union Health Ministry and are holding deliberations to take other preventive measures besides asking students to frequently wash their hands. “We are alive to the situation, have passed on the Health Ministry guidelines…

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