Feb 17, 2020
Message to the APU Community Regarding the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
To all students, faculty, and staff:
As of January 31, 2020, Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has raised the Travel Advisory and Warning for China, Hong Kong, and Macao to Level 2, and maintains a Level 3 for Hubei Province. As a result, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University will suspend or cancel all programs taking place in these areas. Except for those individuals returning home, travel to Hubei Province should be avoided.
Cases of human-to-human transmission have been reported, and people infected with the coronavirus have been diagnosed in Japan. Take care to protect yourself and prevent the spread of the coronavirus of by avoiding crowded places, washing your hands frequently, and wearing face masks.
Students, faculty, and staff can receive updated notifications via Campus Terminal. Please be sure to check Campus Terminal frequently, read news updates, and take appropriate measures to protect yourself and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Novel Coronavirus Advisory and Information (PDF)
(Posted to Campus Terminal January 31, 2020)
The Ritsumeikan Trust has issued guidance to students and other members of the Ritsumeikan community on their website.
Notice：Important Message to Students Presently in China or Those Planning to Travel to China (Regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19))
Notice：Important Information for People Entering or Returning to Japan from China
Notice：(Feb 10 2020 13：00 update) Warnings Regarding Cases of Pneumonia Caused by the Novel Coronavirus
Be sure to check the latest information on the websites of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the World Health Organization, or other official sources of information.
Information in Japanese:
- Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (external site)
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs Overseas Safety Website (external site)
Information in English:
- World Health Organization (WHO): Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Novel Coronavirus in China
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