The novel coronavirus caused an outbreak of respiratory disease in China in December 2019. Tampere Universities are closely monitoring the situation and the instructions issued by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare. If you suspect you may have the coronavirus, and you have fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties, stay home and contact your healthcare provider. Follow the instructions provided by healthcare professionals. The best way to protect yourself from any respiratory infection is to carefully wash your hands and avoid touching your face. Washing your hands regularly with soap is the most effective form of infection control.
Close to 20 persons have been identified to have been exposed to the coronavirus in Tampere University’s premises. They have all been contacted and quarantined. Most of them are students of the Faculty of Built Environment in the Hervanta campus. The university’s premises do not pose infection risk and they can be used in a normal manner. Students don’t need to be worried about how their studies are arranged. If needed, remote and other studying possibilities are increased. If someone you know has been quarantined, please contact them so they are not alone with the situation.