Students to cancel China journeys

All students and co-workers at Linköping University who are planning to travel to China in the near future are encouraged to follow the recommendations of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Due to the Corona virus, the ministry advises against unnecessary travel to China. Thirteen students are affected, and have cancelled their planned journeys to China.

LiU has 20 formal partner universities in China and Hong Kong, although none of these are in the province most affected, Hubei. Two students are currently in Hong Kong and one in Shanghai.

All LiU students who are studying in China or who plan to do so in the near future have been contacted by their faculty and encouraged to keep up-to-date with developments and follow the recommendations of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. All should keep in touch with their families and with LiU.

It is difficult at the moment to determine how many individual research projects are affected. It is also difficult to gain accurate information about the group of students known as “free movers”, who study abroad without a formal exchange agreement.

There is no information that LiU students are present in Hubei province.

Should we be concerned?

“According to the information that we have at the moment, there are no reasons for anxiety for people who are in Sweden. It is difficult to assess the situation in China and all we can do is follow the reports that come from the public health authorities and WHO”, says Johan D Söderholm, dean in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at LiU.

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Translated by George Farrants

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