Sunday Times (Sri Lanka)
Universities are currently unable to meet COVID-19 health guidelines: IUSF
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For example, the University of Sri Jayewardenepura had 14, 000 students but its hostel facilities could accommodate only 5000 students. If the authorities had to take steps to allocate one room for each student, as the COVID-19 prevention health guidelines recommend, only 10002000 students could be accommodated, he said.
Meanwhile, universities such as the Rajarata University and the Eastern University suffer from severe water shortages in the dry season, the Thera said.
“They don’t have enough water to drink, let alone for frequent handwashing. How are they going to manage?” he asked.
The Thera urged authorities to give these issues urgent attention if they are serious about fully reopening the universities. - SJ