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Universities Advise Teachers, Students Returning from Coronavirus Zones to Stay Home

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.02.27.

Budapest’s ELTE university has told its teachers and students returning from countries affected by coronavirus to stay away from the university for two weeks.

Students and teachers returning from China or other countries, with special regard to northern Italy, should contact their doctors immediately if they have a fever, cough or respiratory difficulties, the university said in a circular letter. Patients should always indicate if they have recently visited an area affected by COVID-19 or if they contacted other people with similar symptoms, the letter said.

Meanwhile, the University of Szeged also said it would introduce new measures to protect its students and staff. Work-related postings to infected areas are banned and members of the institution who returned from any of those places after Feb. 12 are to stay away from the university for a period of 14 days, it said in a statement. The university also advises suspending any other visits to the areas in question and cancelling any visits by delegations or guests from there.

So far, there have been no confirmed coronavirus cases in Szeged, the statement said.

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