Eight-day break after three cases are reported
The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) has suspended classes for eight days after three cases of chickenpox were reported from a hostel block this week.
Students who reported sick were quarantined and are under treatment. The college administration has, however, asked others to vacate the campus. During this time, all the hostel blocks and classrooms will be fumigated, NLSIU Vice-Chancellor R. Venkat Rao told The Hindu.
Till August 8
“Classes have been suspended till August 8. This is just a pre-emptive measure given that chickenpox is an airborne, communicable disease. There is no scare,” he clarified.
He added that the academic calendar had already been reworked to make up for the classes lost due to this, and that academic activities would not be affected.
A second year student from the NLSIU said many students had chosen to go home, treating this as a small and unexpected break. Some others, particularly foreign nationals and those who cannot afford to make a trip home now, are planning to stay back and informal arrangements have been made for them.