WORLD US education bureau stops international exchange programs due to COVID-19

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US education bureau stops international exchange programs due to COVID-19

By Li Zhiwei | People's Daily app

22:44, March 12, 2020

Washington (People’s Daily) – The US Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) said on Thursday that it will temporarily pause all ECA-funded programs that involve travel to and from countries with heightened US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Alert Level 2 (Practice Enhanced Precautions) and Warning Level 3 (Avoid Nonessential Travel) or heightened State Department COVID-19 related Travel Advisory Levels 3 (Reconsider Travel) and 4 (Do Not Travel). 

In addition, the bureau will temporarily postpone or cancel large ECA-sponsored gatherings worldwide, if these gatherings include people who have traveled internationally in the past 14 days.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the bureau will pause programs for 60 days and review this decision every 30 days thereafter.

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