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Anano

Hi everyone. Can anyone tell me the situation about coronavirus in Beijing, I should arrive in two weeks for my studies in university.Is it safe to travel there? So many news spreading in media,do not know what to believe in.

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mungouk

Contact your university for information. 

 

Many schools and colleges are postponing the start of the new semester by 2 weeks at least.

 

 

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mungouk

The Beijinger website is updating this blogpost with verified information relevant to Beijing.

 

(Or follow them on WeChat for the same information posted regularly.)

 

 

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pon00050

I wouldn't go if I were you.

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roddy

I've changed the title of this topic to make it specific for those considering trips to China. If you're already in China or fancy a general panic, see the existing discussion.

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Bei jia jia

Hello, everyone. I'm in the same situation, but I will go to Wuhan University. They sent an email saying that the registration for new students will be delayed, but I don't know till when. My airplane ticket is February 15th (the normal date of registration should be 17th). The flight will stop first in Guangzhou, later in Wuhan. Don't know if I should go this date and then stay in Guangzhou waiting for the new date of registration for internacional students. The biggest problem, besides the coronavirus, of course, is that I need to apply for the resident permit within 30 days, don't know how long it will take to the registration in Wuhan University. Advices, please????? this is my biggest dream, I'm so lost right now. 😪

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suMMit
28 minutes ago, ChTTay said:

I’d recommend against all travel to China. It’s not worth coming.

100% exactly

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Dawei3
7 hours ago, mungouk said:

The Beijinger website is updating this blogpost with verified information relevant to Beijing.

Thanks for posting this.  I like to hear things beyond what friends are saying.  

 

9 hours ago, Anano said:

I should arrive in two weeks for my studies in university.

It's very hard to say what it will be like in 2 weeks. 

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Flickserve
9 hours ago, Anano said:

I should arrive in two weeks for my studies in universit

 

Delay unnecessary travel until the situation becomes clearer

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Lance
9 hours ago, Anano said:

So many news spreading in media,do not know what to believe in.

If you can, it might be best to postpone your studies. With more cases being discovered worldwide[Source]  it will be hard to tell what happens next. SARS took almost six months to be fully  contained and it is not clear(at least to me) how this affected people's lives psychologically. While more is known and better methods exist today, it has been reported that this is more serious than SARS: " Clinical presentations greatly resemble SARS-CoV. Patients with severe illness developed ARDS and required ICU admission and oxygen therapy. The time between hospital admission and ARDS was as short as 2 days. At this stage, the mortality rate is high for 2019-nCoV, because six (15%) of 41 patients in this cohort died. " Source

 

Another issue is how comfortable you'll be with putting on a mask the whole day and with being paranoid about such things as a simple cough or sneeze. All factors considered, I'd delay coming to China until next year when things might be a bit more normal.

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Dawei3
7 hours ago, mungouk said:

 

(Or follow them on WeChat for the same information posted regularly

Can you offer their wechat?

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EnergyReaper
6 minutes ago, Dawei3 said:

Can you offer their wechat?

You can search "theBeijinger" official account in your wechat APP

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Anano

I`ve just got the mail from the University that the semester is postponed but they do not know the exact date till when it is delayed.

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Anano

@Bei jia jia I understand you so much! This is such a big opportunity for me I really do not want to miss it, but I think our safety should be a priority... 

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Jan Finster

I was supposed to hold 2 seminars in early-mid March in Beijing and Shanghai. The organizer has rescheduled ("ideally to after June to be on the safe side").  I guess people expect this may take a while...

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Dawei3
14 hours ago, EnergyReaper said:

theBeijinger"

Exactly what I needed.  I had searched on "Beijinger", but didn't find it.  Thanks!  

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TheWind

better postpone the trip, maybe you can get a refund on your ticket.  many have been getting them over here

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