SRAS has been following the news on the coronavirus carefully. Cases have now been reported in the Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. Governments across the globe are also taking extraordinary measures to contain the virus.
Russia, for instance, is closing border crossings with China and restricting travel from China. Greatly increased security and screenings are being taken at airports. News reports repeatedly discuss the measures to be taken to prevent the spread of the disease. A majority of Russians in a recent poll have reported taking precautions such as washing their hands more often or wearing facemasks.
There is frequent coverage of precautions and cases in individual countries online – in both English and the local languages. Sample English-language reports can be found here for Russia, Poland, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan.
Given the global nature of the event and the level of local precautions being taken, SRAS still considers all SRAS locations to be safe.
All SRAS programs are currently running as scheduled.
Safety is SRAS’ top priority and we will continue to follow developments and advise our students accordingly.