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170 UW-Madison students brought home from Italy due to coronavirus

Posted at 3:52 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 17:15:04-05

MADISON — Over 100 UW-Madison students studying abroad in Italy are being brought home due to coronavirus.

UW-Madison suspended all university-sponsored Italy programs due to an elevated CDC travel notice. This notice from the CDC asked everyone to avoid nonessential travel to the country.

This action of suspending the program was taken in accordance with the UW-Madison international travel policy, according to the university.

The school is working hard to ensure that their 170 students are brought home safely and in an orderly manner.

This news comes after UW-Milwaukee and UW-Madison canceled their study abroad programs in South Korea. Additionally, Marquette University recalled 11 students from Italy due to the virus.

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