R.I. universities take steps to ease coronavirus fears

HELPING HAND: Brown University graduate student Kyle Zhang has helped to coordinate an initiative to raise funds to purchase medical supplies that will be sent to China to assist hospitals that are dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
HELPING HAND: Brown University graduate student Kyle Zhang has helped to coordinate an initiative to raise funds to purchase medical supplies that will be sent to China to assist hospitals that are dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
The epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China is thousands of miles away from Rhode Island, but its impact is being felt locally, particularly at universities where Chinese students and faculty are monitoring the situation from afar. No cases or suspected cases of the viral infection have been reported in Rhode Island as of mid-February,…

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