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Coronavirus: AU is following the advice of the Danish public health authorities

There is concern that the new coronavirus that recently broke out in China might spread to Denmark. AU encourages all employees to monitor updates from the relevant authorities.

2020.01.30 | Thomas Grønborg Sørensen

Aarhus University is closely monitoring the Danish government’s latest information and advice about the coronavirus. 

According to the Danish Health and Medicines Authority, the risk of a coronavirus outbreak in Denmark is low. The Danish Health and Medicines Authority does not advise any special precautions in relation to people who have travelled in China, and recommends testing for the virus only if there is a specific reason to suspect that someone has been exposed to it. However, the authority is keeping a close eye on the situation, and has organised the necessary emergency response measures.

Precautionary measures for staff travelling to China

The Danish Health and Medicines Authority encourages anyone who is planning a trip to China to monitor updates from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark closely. On Monday, the ministry updated its travel advice for China, and now recommends caution when travelling anywhere in the country. The ministry also advises people not to travel to Hubei province, where the risk of infection is highest, unless absolutely necessary.

Chinese authorities are working to contain the outbreak. As a consequence, the spring semester at UCAS (University of the Chinese Academy of Science) has been postponed for an indefinite period. The Sino-Danish Center has contacted all relevant parties directly, and encourages anyone planning to travel to China for business connected with SDC to monitor updates on the centre’s website.


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