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Vanuatu students in China’s Tianjin University on lockdown
00:36 am GMT+12, 29/01/2020, Vanuatu

Vanuatu students studying at the Tianjin University of International Education in China have been warned not to leave their rooms or campus because of the coronavirus outbreak.

All eleven students who were granted a Chinese scholarship to study in Tianjin University, located in Tianjin province, south-east of Beijing have been warned to steer clear of traveling outside of campus or using public transports.

This was confirmed by a student studying in Tianjin after receiving forewarnings from the Vanuatu Embassy based in Beijing to take extra care and report to the hospital if anyone happens to be infected.

Strict notices from the Tianjin Administration which came into force on 26 January have also alerted students to always wear a surgical mask or N95 mask when leaving their rooms.

Any affected students will be placed in quarantine.

In order to ensure that the campus is not affected by the virus and to prevent students from traveling to the market to buy their groceries, the University’s canteen has informed students who live on campus to collect their meal which will be provided at the school.

The Vanuatu Embassy in China has yet to confirm if students will be returning back to Vanuatu.

Chinese Health authorities announced that the airborne virus can enter your body if your throat is dry, therefore students should not refrain from drinking water. The idea is to keep your throat constantly moist.

A highly-respected doctor, Dr Yuen Kwok Yung has advised the students to avoid eating too much deep-fried food and take plenty of Vitamin C. At the moment, there is no vaccine which can cure the deadly virus.

SOURCE: VANUIATU DAILY POST/PACNEWS


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