Coronavirus: Australian universities consider delays and deferrals as travel ban leaves students in China

Passengers wear face masks at Brisbane International Airport in Brisbane, Australia, on Jan 31, 2020.
Passengers wear face masks at Brisbane International Airport in Brisbane, Australia, on Jan 31, 2020.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

SYDNEY - With Australia's lucrative international education sector facing severe losses from China's coronavirus outbreak, universities have been scrambling to try to accommodate the huge cohort of students stuck in China.

Australian universities are heavily reliant on revenue from foreign students, particularly those from China.

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