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Viral video: As IIT-Delhi suspends classes, students celebrate chanting ‘Jai Corona’

IIT-Delhi announced the suspension of classes till March 31 amid the growing cases of coronavirus in India and the video of the students celebrating is now going viral.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 14, 2020 4:14:27 pm
coronavirus, iit delhi, iit delhi jai corona, students chant jai corona, coronavirus student celebrate class suspension, viral videos, indian express Elated as all classes got suspended till the end of the month, student broke out dancing. (Source: @rj_ravijangir/Twitter)

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, more colleges and institutes in the National Capital Region, including Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Jamia Millia Islamia and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi have announced they would be shutting down as a precautionary measure. And as IIT-Delhi announced the suspension of classes, students inside hostels began chanting “Jai Corona”. Now, the video of students elated by the announcement is going viral.

IIT-Delhi directed all students to leave hostels by Sunday, March 15 as a preventive measure in view of coronavirus outbreak. IIT Delhi director V Ramgopal Rao wrote an email to students and faculty informing about his decision as coronavirus positive cases are rising across the country, with two deaths reported in the last few days.

But the celebrations that ensued after the announcement has taken social media by storm.

To stop the spread of the COVID-19, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal too recently announced that all the cinema halls in the city will be closed till March 31. The CM said that the schools and colleges, where examinations are not going on, will remain closed until the end of the month.

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