Rajshahi University dormitories reopen after 18 months

Students must receive at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose before entering their respective halls

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The authorities on Sunday reopened the residential halls of Rajshahi University (RU) after closure of 18 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Students started to enter their respective halls at 10am amid much enthusiasm after showing their ID and vaccination cards.

The university administration decided to reopen the halls at a meeting of the university's academic council on September 30.

The university administration has issued some instructions including wearing masks for the students to enter the halls.

Basins have been installed in front of the dormitories for handwashing. However, most of the 16 residential halls have not been renovated.

Students who have not been vaccinated yet but got registered on the Surokkha app have been asked to get vaccinated at the Shaheed Sukhranjan Samadder Teacher-Student Cultural Centre (TSCC) from October 18 to 22.

University Public Relations Office Administrator Prof Ajijur Rahman said students need to get at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to enter the halls. Two copies of the vaccination certificate, hall ID card and stamp size picture have to be shown at the entrance.

All residential halls of RU had remained closed since March 16 last year. Academic activities will resume on October 20.

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