The teachers and students have been affected since the first COCID-19 disease was confirmed in South Africa on March 5th. Therefore, after Cyril Ramafossa, president of South Africa, declared on March 16 that South Africa was in a national disaster Zheng Baodong, vice president of FAFU, immediately sent a letter to Matamb, president of Durban University of Technology, to express his most sincere sympathy and willingness hoping to work with Durban University of Technology to help each other in fighting against the epidemic to tide over this difficult time together.
In the evening of March 23, to prevent further spread of the epidemic, the president of South Africa announced the implementation of the nationwide prohibition policy of 21 days. After the news was released, Zheng Baodong, vice president of FAFU, expressed sincere sympathy to all the Chinese personnel in Confucius Institute of FAFU at DUT, South Africa, saying that FAFU will spare no effort to help DUT and that Confucius Institute of FUFA at DUT does a good job in epidemic prevention. The warm words soothe the anxiety and uneasiness of all the expatriates, which includes FAFU deeply understands the hardships of your work abroad and always cares about you. FAFU will always be your strongest support. Looking forward to meeting again after the victory, etc.
A Letter Written by FAFU Vice President to Students in Confucius Institute
After the outbreak of COVID-19, Confucius Institute of FAFU at DUT responds actively to take precautions for the epidemic prevention and keep close contact with local consulates and schools. During the lockdown period, staff of CI have provided necessary psychological counseling and made full preparation for home isolation. It is acknowledged that the concern and help from China and FAFU have been of significant help in boosting the morale of all the faculty members and students in making concerted efforts to fight against the virus.
Correspondant/Photogragher: Confucius Institute
Translator: Yang Jinjin，International College
Revision: Huang Jiazhen，International College