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Emergency Updates

    • Coronavirus in China and parts of Asia

      January 21, 2020

      Drexel International Health, Safety and Security is following closely the news of the outbreak of Coronavirus in Wuhan, China. Additional cases have been reported in Beijing and Guangdong province and very limited cases in Thailand, South Korea, Japan and in the US (Washington state). Drexel does not have any registered travelers in Wuhan nor have any known travelers that have been in Wuhan in the past three weeks. The CDC raised its risk assessment to Level 2: Practice Enhanced Precautions. The CDC is carefully monitoring the situation and working with the WHO. Drexel IHSS is reviewing carefully the news and any impact that it may have on known Drexel travelers in the region. 


    • Heightened Security Tensions in the Middle East

      January 04, 2020

      Following US airstrikes in Baghdad, Iraq, Drexel International Health, Safety and Security is monitoring closely the heightened security in the region. Drexel IHSS has reached out to all known Drexel travelers in Israel to provide additional travel guidance.


    • Protest Activity throughout France

      December 06, 2019

      Drexel International Health, Safety and Security is monitoring the recent uptick in protest activity throughout France that has caused significant disruption to public transportation in the major cities of France, including Paris and Lyon. There has been some incidence of violence related to the protests which are expected to continue into next week. Known Drexel travelers in country have been provided with guidance. 


    • Security Incident on London Bridge

      November 29, 2019

      Drexel International Health, Safety and Security is monitoring news reports of a stabbing incident on London Bridge in the UK. Early reports indicate five victims in the attack and local authorities have responded to the scene. A welfare check on known Drexel travelers in the city was completed.


    • Drexel discontinues programs in Hong Kong

      November 14, 2019

      Due to the recent escalation of protest activities on university campuses in Hong Kong, Drexel has made the decision to discontinue all programming for students in Hong Kong effective immediately. International Health, Safety and Security is working with students to arrange for their safe departure from the city in the coming days. 


    • Flooding in Sheffield

      November 08, 2019

      Drexel International Health, Safety and Security is following closely the news of heavy rainfall overnight that has resulted in flooding across Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. Road and rail disruption is expected over the next 24 hours. All known Drexel travelers in Sheffield have been provided with guidance. 


    • Protests and State of Emergency in Santiago

      October 19, 2019

      Drexel International Health Safety and Security is monitoring closely the recently declared State of Emergency in Santiago, Chile in response to protests over proposed fare increases for the metro. IHSS has provided guidance to known Drexel travelers in the city. 


    • Protests and State of Emergency in Santiago

      October 19, 2019

      Drexel International Health, Safety and Security is closely monitoring news of protests and a declared State of Emergency by the government in Santiago, Chile. The protests which have been violent in some areas, are in response to a recommended fare increase for the metro. Guidance has been provided to known Drexel travelers in country. 


    • Protests in Barcelona

      October 18, 2019

      Drexel International Health, Safety and Security is monitoring protests that have included clashes with police are occurring in Barcelona and the Catalonia region. Guidance has been provided to known Drexel travelers in Barcelona. 


    • Typhoon Hagibis expected landfall in Tokyo area

      October 11, 2019

      Drexel International Health, Safety and Security is closely tracking the path of Typhoon Hagibis which is expected to make landfall over the weekend in the Tokyo area. Known Drexel travelers in the region are significantly north of the expected landfall, but have been advised of the storm which is expected to result in air and rail cancellations. 


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