University of Kentucky bans student travel to China due to coronavirus outbreak

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The University of Kentucky is banning students from traveling to China due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a statement issued Thursday by the school.

According to the World Health Organization, there are 7,711 confirmed cases and the virus is being blamed for 170 deaths.

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The school’s statement says under the university’s policy, “students may not conduct UK-endorsed travel to any country or region under a Department of State Level 3 advisory (or higher) or a CDC Warning Level 3.”

The university says appeals will be heard on a case-by-case basis.

For questions related to travel restrictions, contact UK’s International Center at (859) 218-4961.

Officials say they encourage anyone with concerns to contact the Counseling Center at (859) 257-8701.