Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine recommends that higher education institutions arrange the possibility of distance learning for students from the People's Republic of China and Southeast Asia countries, who are not currently in Ukraine and/or who cannot arrive in Ukraine due to the spread of coronavirus. The corresponding letter from the Ministry will be sent to institutions of higher education on February 3, 2020.
Such measures are recommended in response to the letter № 283/14-04/2-20 of the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine from 31.01.2020.
"Our goal is to ensure the continuity of the educational process and, at the same time, take into account all the coronavirus outbreak circumstances (2019-nCoV)," said the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Anna Novosad.
By February 10, 2020, higher education institutions should inform all their students and professors from the People's Republic of China and countries of Southeast Asia about the distance learning opportunity and allow them to take the relevant exams after the stabilization of the situation with the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.
As of the morning of February 2, 2020, there were 14,568 confirmed laboratory cases of new coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV) in the world, including 305 lethal cases.
As for now, there are no laboratory-confirmed cases of the new coronavirus infection in Ukraine. Safety and health of Ukrainians is a priority. Therefore, relevant Ukrainian Ministries and Services, including the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the State Border Service, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Infrastructure are on standby.
Ukraine continues to comply with all WHO technical guidelines to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. At the moment, WHO does not recommend restricting the movement of passengers and goods, as it is not considered as an effective mean of preventing the spread of the virus.