Continuing to cope
As coronavirus spreads around the world the impacts on day-to-day here at HKU change. Although the number of cases in Hong Kong is still quite low, and the outbreak seems to be coming under some sort of control in mainland China, there are now large outbreaks in Italy, Iran and South Korea. We have many students in South Korea and we are concerned about them and how to best continue their education. This week the university decided to move all teaching online except the practical components that cannot be delivered online but only for this year’s graduating students. We now need to replan all our classes and work out how we will deliver the practical components of these courses to the non-graduating students.