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Intl students well taken care of at HNU amid outbreak

Updated: 2020-02-14

In the face of the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak, Hainan University (HNU) has taken a number of prevention and control measures to ensure the safety of the nearly 90 international students that are staying in China during the winter vacation.

Epidemic information and preventative measures are sent to the WeChat groups of teachers and international students daily.

The College of International Education assigns staff to take the temperature of international students every day. Doctors of the university's hospital will give consultation, send medicine, and follow up to assess the health conditions of students that get ill.

Protective items like masks, hand sanitizer, and antibacterial soap have been given away to the students. In addition, a task force has been established to purchase and deliver daily provisions for international students.


Liang Mou, vice president of HNU, visits the dormitory building of international students to make sure that epidemic prevention and control measures are in place and being followed. [Photo/hi.chinanews.com]

To alleviate their panic, college counselors have kept close contact with these students, and have visited them at dormitories for in depth talks related to epidemic prevention and control, as well as to discuss their studies, lives, and personal growth. The initial fear among international students has thus turned into understanding and trust through these efforts.

Abraham Yolanda from Micronesia said that he and his family were worried when the epidemic broke out. However, they are now reassured after seeing the strong prevention and control measures taken by the university and the Chinese government.