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On coronavirus disease COVID-19 outbreak

Given the World Health Organization announcement of COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic and its spread in Ukraine, Kyiv Department of the Ukrainian Geographical Society calls 

do not spread panic, but strictly follow the requirements and recommendations of the World Health Organization, Ministry of Health of Ukraine and Kyiv city authorities!

Because of the spread of coronary virus worldwide and decision of Ukrainian authorities to cancel all mass events, including scientific conferences, all geographic conferences in Ukraine in March-April have been canceled or postponed.

Association of American Geographers council has decided unanimously to cancel its annual meeting in Denver in April. The recent Association member’s survey showed that more than 60% were unable, unwilling or discouraged from attending.

The EUROGEO Board has decided unanimously to cancel the Conference in Madrid in April 2020.

International Geographical Congress 2020 Organizing Team currently has no plan to postpone or cancel the congress which is an extremely important event for international geographical community. But given this unprecedented situation changing daily, they are in daily contact with partners around the world and in Europe, and also in regular communication with partners in Istanbul, as well as appropriate authorities, including travel and health advisory bodies nationally and internationally. Mindful of their duty of care they are carefully considering and consulting with experts on what the appropriate sanitary, health and other measures should be and they can assure that all appropriate measures will be in place at IGC 2020. They will inform all related parties immediately if the situation changes or they have to cancel or postpone the conference. Also they draw attention to the World Health Organization’s Situation Report which provide daily updates on the virus: World Health Organization’s Situation Reports

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