Timeline of the Local Effect of the Pandemic

The timeline of IISER Pune’s closure is interesting:

  1. 14-March-2020: guidelines from Maharashtra State Govt. to close educational institutes due to high density
  2. 16-March-2020: guidelines from ministry of education (MHRD), GoI, and Dept. of Higher Education GoM to suspend classes till 31-Mar-2020, Labs to be restricted to a bare minimum, hostels to be vacated by 18-Mar-2020, Library shut till further notice, work-from-home advisory to faculty, staff/officers perform functions over internet/email, wellness/security to function
  3. 13-March-2020: possible start of COVID-Testing facility in IISER Pune with volunteers drawn from across PhD and Postdoc research students in biology and chemistry.
1) Indian Scientists Response to COVID-19 (ISRC). Hoax busting, model building, coordinating resources and information for finding a cure, diagnostics and spreading clarity. https://indscicov.in/
2) Johns Hopkins COVID-19 resource center- public health, epidemiology and data.
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