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Aligarh Muslim University suspends classes after swine flu death

A student has died while on his way to a hospital in Delhi and there are several suspected cases of swine flu.

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The decision was taken in a meeting of university officials presided by acting vice chancellor Brigadier S. Ahmad Ali.

After a student’s death and two confirmed cases of swine flu at Aligarh Muslim University, the institution has suspended classes till February 25.

“A student has died while on his way to a hospital in Delhi and there are several suspected cases of swine flu. Considering that, classes have been suspended and everyone has been advised to take precautions,” AMU spokesperson Rahat Abrar said.

Along with this, with an objective to create a deterrent to the disease, all events in the university such as seminars, workshops, Executive Council meetings, AMU Court and election of representatives of university teachers to AMU Court, scheduled during this period, have also been postponed till further orders as a precautionary measure.

The decision was taken in a meeting of university officials presided by acting vice chancellor Brigadier S. Ahmad Ali and Deans of Faculties and Principals of Colleges.

Meanwhile, masks have been issued to all students residing in AMU hostels and university Registrar has issued a notification emphasising that all tours outside AMU will remain suspended till further orders. However, all offices including academic departments, hospitals and other institutions will remain functional.