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ASU not planning to cancel classes because of student with coronavirus

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A medical worker in protective gear checks a patient suspected of being ill with coronavirus at a community health station in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection.


Arizona State University is not planning to cancel classes after a student was diagnosed over the weekend with a fast-spreading and dangerous new virus.

“We have received many inquiries about university operations in light of this case. The university remains open and classes are not cancelled,” Mark Searle, ASU executive vice president and provost, said Monday in a message to the Tempe university’s community.

“We are following the health protocols prescribed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and reinforced by state and county health officials.”

In his message addressed to “ASU Students, Faculty, Staff and Families,” Searle said the school is working closely with Maricopa County and state health officials.


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