Important information: Coronavirus China le 24/01/2020

Important information: Coronavirus China - KEDGE

A new coronavirus

Certain regions of China (Wuhan, Hong Kong and Macao) are currently experiencing outbreak of pneumonia caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. This virus is similar to a severe case of the flu.
 
In an effort to contain the novel coronavirus, the Chinese authorities have suspended travel from Wuhan.  Be aware that planned travel within China may be disrupted. Please remain vigilant and follow instructions given by local authorities and the French Government.  Authorities are not, at this time, requesting repatriation.  Students who wish to end their stay ahead of schedule, please inform your program and contact your insurance.
 
Up to date information is available on the MyKedge Safety App.
 
If you are currently in Wuhan:

  • Avoid contact with sick people and large groups of people.
  • Wear a face mask (mandatory)
  • Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as uncooked meat).
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Consult the CDC Website, or the Country’s Consulate Website for the most up-to-date information regarding enhanced screening procedures.

For students currently on exchange or even on an internship in China
For students currently in Wuhan :
a repatriation is being organized by the French government. The modalities of this are determined by the Consulate.  If you are not French, please contact your country’s consulate.  
Please contact your consulate and their crisis management team.  For French students, please contact Admin-francais.wuhan-fslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr with your:
Name    Date of Birth    Passport Number    Phone number that you can be reached on    You can also call the crisis hotline      : +86 10 85 31 20 10.
o    For all other students:
    no repatriation is organised by KEDGE. We follow the recommendations given by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    If a student wishes to come back to France earlier, he/she should check with his/her private insurance, but also with his/her academic department
    If this has not been done yet, he/she should register through his home country Department of State. French students should register on Ariane https://pastel.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fildariane/dyn/protected/accueil/formAccueil.html in order to be contacted by the French consulate.

o    If you need assistance, contacts or useful information, updated health advice for each country – please use the app MyKedge / Safety and your home country Department of State website, or for French students: Conseils aux voyageurs https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs

 

 

 

If you have travelled to Wuhan and feel sick, you should:

  • Seek medical care right away.
  • Not travel while sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

If you were planning to travel to China:

Remain vigilant of the situation and follow security precautions. The School will contact you shortly.
 

French Ministry of Foreign Affairs : https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/conseils-par-pays-destination/chine/
Center for Disease Control: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/novel-coronavirus-china https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/novel-coronavirus-2019.html
 
The Safety KEDGE Team is available if you require emergency assistance or need further information.
 
In the event you are contacted by a media on this matter, please address the request to the External Relations Direction. Contact : Julien Ravier – Julien.ravier@kedgebs.com

 

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