Australia's largest university postpones classes for a fortnight over coronavirus

  • 📰 abcnews
  • ⏱ Reading Time:
  • 21 sec. here
  • 2 min. at publisher
  • 📊 Quality Score:
  • News: 12%
  • Publisher: 83%

Australia Headlines News

Australia Latest News,Australia Headlines

Melbourne's Monash University is delaying the start to on-campus classes for a fortnight amid concerns over the international coronavirus outbreak.

On-campus classes due to start on March 2 have been pushed back to March 16 with online classes to start March 9

"We have made these decisions to ensure the entire Monash staff and student body is able to begin the semester together with the highest regard for community wellbeing."The WHO has declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency — here's what that means. People who have recently travelled to other parts of China or other countries are not being asked to self-isolate.

 

Thank you for your comment. Your comment will be published after being reviewed.
Please try again later.

Trying to understand the logic? Am I missing something? Will the crisis be over by March 16. What’s the difference between March 2 and March 16 in terms of the risk catching the corona virus?

80000 students what 20000-40000 from China? I guess a large qty of students would be coming back to Australia and universities around the globe after Chinese New Year.

...while some students postponed classes for a game of fortnite!

UTAS_

Uni’s Don’t start for another 2 months anyway

Oh and then it will be okay to open. LOL.

The first semester - March to June - will also be online only, no face to face teaching

We have summarized this news so that you can read it quickly. If you are interested in the news, you can read the full text here. Read more:

 /  🏆 5. in AU

Australia Latest News, Australia Headlines

Similar News:You can also read news stories similar to this one that we have collected from other news sources.

Man in Queensland becomes seventh confirmed coronavirus case in AustraliaJUST IN: A man in Queensland has tested positive to coronavirus, becoming the seventh confirmed case in Australia. 9News Oh dear... ☹️ The Australian Public are going to be in for a big wake up in the next few weeks. Wear masks If the govt doesn’t start shutting down flights immediately to protect the citizens instead of protecting the dollar they need to be thrown out by any and all means necessary. People are sick of this shit. coronavirus
Source: 9NewsAUS - 🏆 10. / 72 Read more »

Ninth person diagnosed with coronavirus in AustraliaUPDATE: A second person has been diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus in Queensland, taking the national total to nine.
Source: newscomauHQ - 🏆 9. / 77 Read more »

Children among eight people in hospital after travelling with virus patientEight more people, four of them unwell, have been isolated in a Gold Coast hospital after travelling with a 44-year-old Chinese national who has tested positive to coronavirus.
Source: smh - 🏆 6. / 80 Read more »

First NSW coronavirus patients dischargedTwo patients in NSW who become infected with the deadly coronavirus have been discharged from hospital.
Source: newscomauHQ - 🏆 9. / 77 Read more »

One million masks released as Australia reviews coronavirus responseOne million face masks will be released from the national stockpile, as the coronavirus response is reviewed over reports it can spread without symptoms. P2 and surgical masks. Kind of like giving people umbrellas to protect them from a CAT 5 huuricane Fear sales, from bushfires to this, sending a nation completely batty. Only medical personnel - everybody else, good luck.
Source: smh - 🏆 6. / 80 Read more »

Eighth coronavirus case confirmed in AustraliaAn eighth case of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Australia after officials revealed a woman in her 40s in Victoria had returned positive tests. Wonderful! So close the bloody borders NOW!!! Nobody dead yet though. Time to return the Chicken Little outfit? STOP ALL FLIGHTS INTO AND OUT OF CHINA !!! SIMPLE. ScottMorrisonMP
Source: SBSNews - 🏆 3. / 89 Read more »