Hungarian colleges and universities and their clinical centres are prepared to implement all tasks related to any possible outbreak of the coronavirus, a state secretary of the innovation and technology ministry, which oversees higher education in Hungary, said on Sunday.
Speaking at a press conference, Tamás Schanda said institutions of higher education are distributing information materials on coronavirus symptoms in English, German and Chinese, as well as Hungarian. They are also using questionnaires to screen for symptoms in students at a higher risk of exposure to the virus, he added.
If at-risk students are identified, they will be excused from classes for a period of 14 days, the incubation period for the coronavirus, he said.
Schanda noted that there have been no cases of coronavirus detected in Hungary but the government has prepared a response to defend against any possible outbreak.
At present, 2,722 Chinese nationals are enrolled at Hungarian colleges and universities.