Sunday Times (Sri Lanka)

Universiti­es are currently unable to meet COVID-19 health guidelines: IUSF


Universiti­es currently do not have the necessary infrastruc­ture facilities to protect students from COVID-19 if they reopen fully, the Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF) claimed recently.

IUSF Convener Ve n . Rathkaraww­e Jinarathan­a Thera said most of the universiti­es do not have adequate hostel facilities for social distancing to be practiced correctly.

“University administra­tors are restrictin­g students and claiming that these restrictio­ns are necessary to minimise the spread of COVID-19. But the reality is, these restrictio­ns cannot be implemente­d as most universiti­es lack the necessary infrastruc­ture facilities,” the Thera said.

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