Covid-19 FAQ​

As other colleges worldwide, National Infotech is actively engaged in efforts to plan for and minimize the COVID-19 (commonly known as coronavirus) impacts. Our top priority is to help our students & community health and wellness. This website provides answers to commonly asked questions, as well as health statistics, and other resources.​

General Health Information about COVID-19

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.

COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. This is why it is important to stay more than 1 meter (3 feet) away from a person who is sick.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, and disinfect your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Follow the guidance outlined above (Protection measures for everyone)
  • Self-isolate by staying at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache, low grade fever (37.3 C or above) and slight runny nose, until you recover. If it is essential for you to have someone bring you supplies or to go out, e.g. to buy food, then wear a mask to avoid infecting other people.
  • Why? Avoiding contact with others and visits to medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect you and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
  • If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your provider of any recent travel or contact with travelers.
  • Why? Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also help to prevent possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.
  • While both isolation and quarantine refer to methods of preventing the spread of illness, they do not mean the same thing.

    Isolation refers to separating people who are sick from those who are not sick.

    Quarantine refers to separating people who are, or may have been, exposed to a pathogen, but are not showing signs of illness. Quarantine is used to make sure individuals are not contagious by minimizing contact with people who were not exposed during an illness’ incubation period—the time it takes for symptoms to emerge.

  • Studies to date suggest that the virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through contact with respiratory droplets rather than through the air.

  • Illness due to COVID-19 infection is generally mild, especially for children and young adults. However, it can cause serious illness: about 1 in every 5 people who catch it need hospital care. It is therefore quite normal for people to worry about how the COVID-19 outbreak will affect them and their loved ones.

    We can channel our concerns into actions to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. First and foremost among these actions is regular and thorough hand-washing and good respiratory hygiene. Secondly, keep informed and follow the advice of the local health authorities including any restrictions put in place on travel, movement and gatherings.

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Current Students

The College had notified the closing of all campuses of the University until 28th June 2020. However, keeping in view the recent notification of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of Nepal, and the closure of campuses shall continue till further notice. However, student engagement of the Schools / Centers / Departments of the University continues online.

All the study materials will be uploaded by the respective faculty. Students are encouraged to download them time-to-time.

Internal Assessment / Continuous Assessment components including assignments, tests and so on are being administered online. Please follow the instructions/guidelines given by your faculty/department.

Yes, all the University events have been cancelled / postponed till further notice.

  • National Infotech library will cease in-person operations until further notice to support the goal of social distancing across campus, in order to protect the health and well-being of all members of the college community. NI extensively encourages all the students to use online resources and materials to widen their course knowledge.
  • Though the current lockdown has been extended to 28th June 2020 as per MHA, Government of Nepal’s current notification, students are requested to await further instructions regarding the opening of campuses. Meanwhile, all courses will continue to be conducted online till further notice from the University. For further information, you can get in touch with your School / Center / Department and the same will be posted here as soon as they are available.
  • You will receive a time table with the revised dates from your Center / School / Department.

Prospective Students

The College had notified the closing of all campuses of the University until 28th June 2020. However, keeping in view the recent notification of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of Nepal, and the closure of campuses shall continue till further notice. However, student engagement of the Schools / Centers / Departments of the University continues online.

National Infotech has an online application process to support the smooth functioning of the admission procedure. You may apply by clicking on the following links as per your prescribed programs.

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