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Information and recommendations for our employees and students
Due to the increased incidence of infections caused by the new coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an international health emergency on January 30, 2020. The Federal Foreign Office has issued a travel warning to the affected region of Wuhan in China. Coronavirus infections have now been confirmed for the first time in Baden-Württemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia.
The Robert Koch Institute defines the following areas as risk areas (status 26.2.):
At this point in time, a 14-day quarantine for all persons entering from China is not proportionate. Citizens should call the doctor in case of suspicion and discuss further proceedings together. "We advise the public not to suspect a corona infection behind every cough. But that they call their family doctor and clarify the treatment if they develop fever, cough or shortness of breath within 14 days of travelling to areas where infections have occurred," says Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn.
Nevertheless, we urge all staff and students of the HSBA to adhere to the following recommendations:
Furthermore HSBA is in close contact with students who are currently in China in order to initiate supporting measures if necessary. All planned forthcoming trips to China and other risk areas are currently being reviewed for necessity and relevance.
The Hamburg Service (telephone number 115, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) offers further information on the Coronavirus and contact persons in Hamburg.
For regularly updated information on the subject please visit these websites:
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