Update regarding the coronavirus outbreak in Asia
Lund University, in light of the above, has set up a central group that is continuously monitoring the situation and following information and recommendations mainly from the Swedish Public Health Agency and UD regarding the coronavirus. The group is in contact with the University’s opposite numbers at other higher education institutions and relevant public authorities.
As Lund University has a responsibility for both the work environment and rehabilitation for employees abroad, the University has a number of recommendations.
The University has decided
- to advise all staff and students against travelling to China in order to reduce the risk of spreading infection. Business travel there will not be approved in the present circumstances.
- that all planned visits of collaboration partners/guests from Hubei province are to be cancelled until further notice.
- to recommend that staff and students who have recently visited Hubei province are to work/study from home for a two-week period after arriving back. Managers or programme directors are to judge how this is to be handled best in practice.
In cases where studies or work are affected by the recommendations above, you are to contact your manager or programme director so that work and studies can be conducted in the best possible way.
Lund University is in contact with affected students and employees that we know have been in China recently for exchange studies, visits home or work. If you have not been contacted and have questions: employees, please contact your manager; students, please contact studentreception [at] lu [dot] se.
Affected students and staff can stay updated via the websites below:
- The latest information about the coronavirus – WHO website
- The latest information from European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
- Frequently Asked questions – Swedish Public Health Agency website
- The latest information about the coronavirus and its spread – Swedish Public Health Agency website (In Swedish)
- Foreign Ministry’s recommendations China (In Swedish)
Updated 17 February 2020