BY DISHI SANGANI
As potentially deadly virus COVID-19 continues its march across the globe, Monash University’s campuses have been deserted following the shift to online teaching and studying.
Students and teachers are encouraged to stay home, rendering the campuses’ usual communal spaces stark and bare.
MOJO News has compiled a photo-essay of Monash amid an unprecedented stage-three government lockdown.
The typically bustling environment at Clayton’s campus centre is abandoned amid the lockdown. The campus centre, which is usually brimming with staff and students at this time of the year, is empty and silent. Taken April 1, 2020. PHOTO: Dishi Sangani
The once crowded bus loop at Clayton sees very few students commuting at this time. The majority of the buses, including the Monash campus shuttle bus, run near empty. Taken April 7, 2020. PHOTO: Dishi Sangani
A usually jam-packed shuttle bus between Clayton and Caulfield typically requires passengers to stand as it ferries hundreds of students a day between campuses. Now, a sole passenger rides the bus. Taken April 1, 2020. PHOTO: Dishi Sangani
The staff at Monash’s Sir Louis Matheson Library in Clayton have innovated in a bid to help students feel connected and comfortable, adopting virtual platforms to assist them. Containing valuable resources and information booths, the library is trying its best to continue operating while following government guidelines. The Matheson library is the only library open to staff and students for reduced operating hours. Taken April 1, 2020. PHOTO: Dishi Sangani