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HNU offers subsidies for students affected by novel coronavirus outbreak

Updated: 2020-03-10

Hainan University has launched a series of measures to support and care for students living in Hubei province, as well as those from the most affected areas of the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak, which is named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO).

A special fund has been set up to give 1,000 yuan ($144.27) each to more than 1,700 HNU students from Hunan province, aiming to help them overcome the temporary economic difficulties caused by the epidemic.

Students or their family members confirmed with novel coronavirus pneumonia can receive a subsidy of 3,000 yuan for each student or each family.'


Photos of students from HNU showing support for China with the message of "Stay Strong China." [Photo/WeChat account: ngdsb966123]

Other students facing economic difficulties due to the epidemic can receive a subsidy of 2,000 yuan each to overcome the hardship.

Students from impoverished families that are having problems in raising money to return to HNU due to the epidemic will be awarded with a subsidy of 500 yuan.

In addition, HNU will actively encourage its alumni to raise foundations, further expanding the scale and intensity of subsidies to make sure that all students from impoverished families can receive support.

"I feel warm and touched as the university and teachers continue to show care and support," said Luo Chen, a student from the College of Information and Communications Engineering from Hubei's Wuhan.