Coronavirus forces cancellation of Middlebury College program in China – Burlington Free Press

The coronavirus outbreak in China prompted Middlebury College to suspend its China spring semester program.

""As of today (1/28) the death toll stands at 106 people, all in China. Over 4,600 cases have been reported worldwide. Transportation between and within cities in China remains severely restricted. Crowd-attracting areas such as cultural sites are closed and the U.S. Consulate in Wuhan is being evacuated. Universities across China are delaying the beginning of the spring semester by one to two weeks (for now). The CDC and State Department recently raised their risk advice to Level 3 (“avoid nonessential travel” and “reconsider travel”). Several colleges and universities and study abroad providers have suspended their programs and/or banned all travel to China. The list will likely expand rapidly within the next couple of days." Middlebury College offers study abroad at three locations in China: Beijing, Hangzhou, and Kunming. All three sites were suspended.

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