GIM TAKES COVID-19 MEASURES

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WITH coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading into new areas in India the Goa Institute of Management (GIM) has reviewed its health guidance policy. It’s convocation ceremony scheduled this month has been postponed to a later date and the information has been shared with students and faculty. Also, all student exchange programs to universities abroad and international internships have been suspended for the time being. The institute will assist in identifying summer internship opportunities within the country instead.
GIM’s Healthcare Management faculty is monitoring the situation as unfolding globally and within the country and modifying its various advisories. If anyone has recently returned from international travel (for either business or personal travel) then they must self-isolate for a period of 14 days. The institute is keeping a close watch on the students of the first year who will be doing shortly.

VMSIIHE COVID-19 MEASURES

AMONGST hospitality institutions the V M Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education (VMSIIHE) has taken precautions vis-à-vis coronavirus outbreak in Goa. VMSIIHE has reviewed its health guidance and temporary travel policy and implemented a number of initiatives. Some of the good practices put into place is for students and staff to drink hot water with cumin to boost immunity. Additionally, tea and coffee has been replaced with warm lemongrass tea which is considered a healthier drink. Healthier beverages are available at the canteen for students and staff and no ice-creams and other cold items served. The delegation of Portuguese students who were down for an exchange program were happy to observe the Covid-19 preventive measures laid down. All mega events have been kept on hold till further notice. WHO videos are creating awareness on the infection and these are played continuously in the cafeteria. Apart from all this their housekeeping department has instructions to maintain strict sanitization on campus areas and especially those used commonly by students and staff.
Elsewhere, the American College of Culinary & Language Arts (ACCLA) has also reviewed its health guidance and temporary travel policy. All international business travel is being reviewed and travel advisory issued by the Central health ministry observed. Business travel to and from China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, France, Spain and Germany is not permitted till further notice. International recruitment opportunities sourced for students of ACCLA are also on temporary hold. Students are advised to comply by the health and hygiene guidelines issued by WHO and the Union health ministry.

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