Semmelweis University is constantly monitoring the international and domestic situation of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and is taking necessary measures within the university. A Semmelweis Epidemiological Operational Board was set up by the Rector in order to most efficiently carry out the necessary steps. Our aim is to provide citizens of the university with regular information on current news, measures, actions and preventive options. Please, visit the website regularly for the latest updates on all aspects of the novel coronavirus.

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coronavirus – Semmelweis University

Educational break on 30-31 March 2020 ordered by the Rector

Information on the break on 30th-31st March 2020 ordered by the Rector.

Harvard webinar series on the coronavirus for clinicians and other health care professionals

The next webinar can be joined live online starting at 6 p.m. CET today.

The effect of choloroquine on COVID-19

The most recent publications support the hypothesis that chloroquine may improve the clinical outcome of patients who are infected with SARS-CoV-2.

Therapeutic options for the treatment of COVID-19

Recent data show that experimental and other drugs already in commercial use may have improve the treatment of COVID-19.

Distance education at Semmelweis University off to a smooth start

Distance education started at all six faculties of the university on Monday, in line with plans and the academic curriculum.

Coronavirus: new shipment containing ventilators arrive from China

Another plane loaded with medical supplies arrived from China to Budapest

Notice for patients: new system of entry at departments of Faculty of Dentistry

Patients can arrive at the usual entrances of the buildings, but they will be met by checkpoints.

11 tons of medical supplies arrive from China

The supplies were received by Dr. Béla Merkely and the representatives of the Ministry of Innovation and Technology.

Information on distant education, technical specifications and the installation of Zoom

Based on the instruction of the Rector, distant education will be launched at Semmelweis University on 23rd March 2020. A schedule using Central European Time will apply to all faculties and years. The educational departments will have prepared their curriculum by 6 pm on 20th March 2020 that will be published on their own website …

Notice for patients: restricted, checkpoint entry for accessing clinics from Monday

From March 23, entry to the Clinical Centers will be possible only at checkpoints and after being screened for influenza-like symptoms.