DIU is closely following the development of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. We are adhering to guidelines issued by IEDCR (Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research) and the WHO.
Although the face-to-face teaching has been suspended until 31st March 2020, DIU has made every arrangements to continue its academic activities online. The DIU Main Campus will remain open. However, we follow the basic precautions against transmission:
DIU is encouraging staff to work at home as and when necessary. Furthermore we take extra care of cleaning our building.
At this moment there is no policy to cancel courses. We welcome all prospective students. Our admission is FULLY OPEN. You can apply online as well. We inform students, future students and participants regularly with the latest updates by e-mail. Until 31st March 2020, there are no new face to face courses and for the running courses we make use of distance based/online teaching.
DIU has been conducting training on “Basic Facts and What to Do” in the event of Coronavirus outbreak in the community. Where possible we will make use of distance based training. For questions regarding your specific training, please contact us: Professor Dr. Abu Naser Zafar Ullah, Associate Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or at: +8801775325061).
You can undertake WHO’s online training Course. Please visit: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/training/online-training
Until 31st March 2020, we are not allowed to facilitate conferences or any other events at DIU. For bookings of conferences or events after that date or any questions regarding an event you are organizing, please contact our conferences and events department.
The World Health Organization (WHO) called for "aggressive" action to combat the fast-spreading coronavirus. WHO also predicted that some Asian countries were heading towards community transmission of the deadly disease. Infections have soared across the region in recent weeks, forcing several countries to introduce drastic measures ranging from closing their borders to foreign arrivals and imposing self-quarantine to closing schools.
We need to immediately scale up all efforts to prevent the virus from infecting more people. More clusters of virus transmission are being confirmed. While this is an indication of an alert and effective surveillance, it also puts the spotlight on the need for whole of society efforts to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
We clearly need to do more, and urgently. Please continue to read the following:
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus that had not been previously identified in humans. The virus causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever and in more severe cases, pneumonia. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently and avoiding touching your face.
The new coronavirus spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is characterized by mild symptoms including a runny nose, sore throat, cough, and fever. Illness can be more severe for some people and can lead to pneumonia or breathing difficulties.
More rarely, the disease can be fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Therefore, prevention is crucial. You can reduce your risk of infection if you:
There is no specific medicine to prevent or treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19). We may need supportive care to keep breathing, if necessary.