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York aims to calm students after coronavirus diagnosis

University moves to quell fears among its Chinese population

The University of York has taken steps to reassure its staff and students from China after one of the first people in the UK to be diagnosed with the coronavirus was revealed to be a student at the university.

Following the diagnosis on 1 February, York vice-chancellor Charlie Jeffery said the university was open and would “continue to operate normally”, although he admitted the news could “cause concern and anxiety” among students.

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