Coronavirus: NUS, NTU housing some evicted students serving leave of absence

Nanyang Technological University said full-time students on leave on absence with no alternative housing will be given a temporary room and three daily meals.
Nanyang Technological University said full-time students on leave on absence with no alternative housing will be given a temporary room and three daily meals.PHOTO: ST FILE

She had been due to return on Jan 30 to complete her graduate exchange programme at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) after spending Chinese New Year with her family in Shenzhen.

But even before she arrived in Singapore, Lily, a Chinese national who declined to give her full name, heard from her housemates that her Singaporean landlady was hesitant to have her back. Lily had been renting a room in a four-room flat in Jurong, and the home owner did not want to risk contracting the coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 12, 2020, with the headline 'NUS, NTU housing some evicted students serving leave of absence'. Subscribe