Coronavirus outbreak: school opening postponed in several countries

(7 Feb 2020)  Due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus, several countries have made the decision to postpone school openings or hold activities. has collected the latest news here.

Australia: Virus Outbreak: Some Australian universities delaying semester start (4 Feb)

Novel coronavirus could cost Australian universities ‘billions’ (6 Feb)

China: Universities to delay start of spring semester (26 Jan)

Hong Kong: Coronavirus: Hong Kong students risk delays, cancellations of key university and primary school exams amid outbreak (6 Feb)

Japan: Universities scramble to cope with coronavirus outbreak amid entrance exam season (5 Feb)

Macau: School holidays to continue until further notice: govt (30 Jan)


NUS to implement e-learning for some classes amid coronavirus outbreak (9 Feb)

Singapore raises DORSCON level to Orange; schools to suspend inter-school, external activities (7 Feb)

South Korea:

Gov’t urges universities to postpone start of spring semester as coronavirus spreads (5 Feb)

Coronavirus shuts down nearly 340 schools in S. Korea (3 Feb)

Taiwan: Opening of universities postponed due to coronavirus (3 Feb)

Vietnam: Schools extend Tet break as coronavirus fears mount (1 Feb)