Dear overseas BJUTers,
How are you doing? The sudden outbreak of COVID-19 at the beginning of 2020 has interrupted our normal life. However, the firm and effective prevention and control measures in China have yielded positive results. Since the launch of epidemic control and prevention, BJUT has taken a series of effective measures to contain epidemic transmission and make the battle against the epidemic the foremost task. With the consorted efforts of all BJUT faculty and students, the prevention and control has so far been very successful. The cloud learning, live streaming lectures, online meeting, multidisciplinary scientific research to counter the disease have become special sceneries during this special period.
However, as the confirmed cases of COVID-19 have risen in some countries and regions outside China, The World Health Organization has raised the global risk assessment level of COVID-19 to “very high”. We are, as always, concerned about all international faculty and students including those working or studying overseas. We hope you and all BJUTers have confidence that through scientific prevention & control, continued study, and enhanced personal protection, and we will ultimately win the fight against the disease. In this difficult time, we would like to share with you the following prevention and control suggestions:
Be confident and keep calm
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, overseas BJUTers have actively cooperated with prevention and control arrangements. Some of you may have just arrived at host universities. It is normal that you feel nervous and worried in a strange environment. Maybe you are studying through online classes.
Please keep calm and do not panic, be optimistic and positive. Be confident that the battle against the disease will certainly be won, learn more about the disease, do not believe in rumors and do not spread rumors, do not slack or panic. We believe that we will win the battle with confidence and calmness.
Scientifically prevent & control and live a healthy life
We suggest that you follow the local epidemic situation, and actively cooperate with the respective local government in carrying out prevention and control measures. Learn more about the disease, enhance personal protection, maintain good personal hygiene, wash hands frequently, drink more water and change clothes more often. Keep the living environment clean and ventilate your room more. Try to avoid unnecessary outside activities and travelling, and make travel plans according to suggestions and requirement of local government. Avoid dinner parties and activities in crowded public places.
Keep a healthy lifestyle, and enhance immunity and awareness of protection. If you have a fever, dry cough and other symptoms, stop your work or study, please seek medical treatment at the designated medical institution, and inform the medical personnel of your relevant contact history.
Continue your study and keep close contact
During the time of the epidemic, overseas BJUTers can spend time on study and research. Work hard to live up to our motto“Persistent pursuit as aim, consistent innovation as way” and contribute more to the development of BJUT.
Overseas students should cherish the opportunities and take advantage of the advanced international education resources and internet resources for self-learning to open horizons and accumulate knowledge.
For international faculty and students who have not returned to Beijing yet, wherever you are, please pay attention to the official information released by Chinese government and BJUT, safeguard the health and safety of family members and yourself. Please do not return to Beijing and the campus until the university releases further information.
Please keep frequent communication with family and university, pay attention to the information released by our university, and share your health, study and travel information. In case of emergency, contact with relevant local government and the university immediately.
We live in one world, share the same moon, and you are always with us. Every BJUTer, wherever you are, please remember that BJUT is always behind you. Awakening of insects has come and everything is alive on earth. We are all expecting the day we can meet on campus when the epidemic is over and spring returns.
Secretary of the BJUT Party Committee, XIE Hui
President & Deputy Secretary of the BJUT Party Committee, LIU Gonghui
March 11, 2020