Virus alert at the University, as a math PhD student infected

On Sunday morning at 7.01 PM the Coronavirus comes to the University of Zurich (UZH). Then professors and students of the Institute for mathematics obtained a

Virus alert at the University, as a math PhD student infected

On Sunday morning at 7.01 PM the Coronavirus comes to the University of Zurich (UZH). Then professors and students of the Institute for mathematics obtained at least an E-Mail to the head of the Institute Jean Bertoin. It had just reached the news that a graduate student had been positively on the Virus tested. All that had been with the Italians – Bertoin called him by name – in contact or the flu showed symptoms, should stay home and consult a doctor, it is said in the message, which is before the TA.

"it could be for a longer time of your last Training have been," said a coach of the University on Monday.

On Sunday evening, at 21.07 PM, from sent Gabriele Siegert, rector ad interim, all UZH-members an E-Mail to You rate of travel to China and, recently, Italy, Iran, South Korea and Singapore. After a stay in these countries was allowed to enter during 14 days, no premises of the University. Affected employees prescribed Siegert home office. She writes also: "All courses at the University of Zurich held normal."

the next Morning, that is no longer true. At the Institute for mathematics all courses are cancelled. The message of the doctoral students, to be infected, it is spreading in the social media quickly, among the students: "it Needs only the Dead, until the whole University is closed?", someone asks. Other laugh about the fear in these comments. But not only students, but also sports coach spread uncertainty: "This could have been for a long time your last Training," says a Monday morning. It will be discussed, courses of the academic sports Association to cancel.

Nine Zürcher cases

On Monday afternoon, reported the Canton of a total of seven new Corona cases – six men and a woman between the ages of 25 and 36 years. The confirmation of the national reference laboratories in Geneva is for you. In all nine cases, the source of infection was not clear, writes the Directorate of Health. Three of them have been taken in the North of Italy, where a Person got infected in Zurich three more. It should be the doctoral students of the University, because hours later, the University confirmed that four people from the Institute for mathematics had been positively tested. There are no students. And in addition, the University gives the all-clear: "The courses at the UZH are all carried out from Tuesday, again those of the Institute of mathematics." Thus, a total of nine cases in the Canton of Zurich are well known. Most of them are hospitalized with a slight discomfort in the University hospital of Zurich (USZ), a Person is in the clinic Hirslanden. The first two cases were admitted into the city hospital Triemli in. The Canton was able to get in all the "Contact Tracing" is maintained. Employees are the closest contact persons of the Sufferers in connection. The Directorate of Health expects new cases in the coming days.

new rules

Otherwise, the Canton of Zurich adheres to the measures of the Federal government. Events in which more than 1000 people would attend, remain prohibited. Other cantons and cities, however, even further: In the Canton of Bern the organizer must provide evidence for Events with less than 1000 participants, that no one will be admitted who has stayed in a high-risk area. In addition, visitors will have to place your contact details behind.

Originally, the Canton of Zurich had announced to announce on Monday additional measures. However, the Directorate of Health asked for more information, only for today, Tuesday, in prospect. Perhaps, the Canton of waiting for a co-ordinated approach with the Federal government.

On the Hotline, set up by the Canton for General questions, had so far received about 400 calls, says the Directorate of Health. Especially small and medium-sized organizers had asked if they could hold their events.

Created: 02.03.2020, 22:50 PM

Updated Date: 02 March 2020, 22:00

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