Publish Date: 18.03.2020

Category: News from the University

In view of the current coronavirus situation and in accordance with the proposal of the COVID-19 Coordination Team at the University of Ljubljana based on the opinion of epidemiologists and infectologists, the University of Ljubljana Rector, Igor Papič, has adopted the following resolution. The validity of all measures cancelling all forms of direct instruction and limiting personal contact in all activities at the University of Ljubljana, and recommending the use of other forms of educational activity and communication, is extended until and including 13 April 2020, in accordance with the resolutions adopted by the College of Deans on 12 March 2020. This resolution shall be valid until it is revoked, but at least until and including 13 April 2020, and shall apply immediately.

How to prevent coronavirus infection?

The new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 causes a disease known as the COVID-19 disease. The COVID-19 disease is similar to other respiratory infections, such as flu. Symptoms of the disease include feeling unwell, fatigue, muscle aches, a temperature of 38°C or higher, coughing, and breathing difficulties in more severe cases. Data shows that up to 80% of cases are mild and patients recover without complications.

As with other respiratory infections, the following preventive measures are recommended to prevent infection with the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2:

  • Avoid physical contact with people showing signs of an infectious disease; maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • If you fall ill, stay at home.
  • Observe the rules of respiratory and cough hygiene.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water.
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitiser. The hand sanitiser should contain at least 60% ethanol. Hand sanitisers are for external use only. Household cleaning products and disinfectants should not be used to clean or disinfect the skin.
  • Given the current epidemiological situation, the general use of protective masks is not necessary.
  • During periods of increased respiratory infection, avoid closed spaces where large numbers of people are present. Ensure that closed spaces are regularly ventilated.