ANOTHER university offers cash to Chinese students because Australia is considering loosing the travel ban for viruses
A second Australian university offers Chinese students money to continue their studies, despite the travel ban for coronavirus.
The University of Adelaide does not encourage its students to evade the entry ban for Chinese citizens, as Western Sydney University has done.
Instead, it offers a healthcare package worth around $ 5,000 to around 3,000 Chinese students.
The University of Adelaide offers a health care package and remote research to keep Chinese students enrolled while students become increasingly desperate
Travelers at Brisbane International Airport on January 29. Western Sydney University said it will subsidize its international students to bypass the travel ban on corona virus
The package contains a 20 percent discount on the tuition fees of the first semester and up to $ 2000 for airline tickets to which they only have access once the travel ban has been lifted.
It also provided online study assistance, including lecture videos, peer-to-peer support, and library resources, so that Chinese students who cannot be on campus before the start date of March 26 can follow their courses remotely.
Western Sydney University, on the other hand, encouraged its students to evade the travel ban by paying Chinese students up to $ 1500 to reduce the cost of airline tickets and accommodation to reach Australia “through a third country.”
Approximately 100,000 Chinese students are enrolled at Australian universities, which each year provide a major source of profit for the $ 36 billion education sales sector.
The Australian government prohibited direct travel from mainland China, where most COVID-19 cases attempt to keep the highly contagious new virus from Australia.
Of those who develop COVID-19, 14 percent suffer from a serious illness, while 5 percent become critical and require intensive hospital care.
The SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Because no one is immune, the highly contagious virus is spreading rapidly through the population. Recent studies show that 14 percent of those infected become seriously ill, while 5 percent are in critical condition
COVID-19 has an overall death rate of 2.3 percent, according to official figures from the Chinese Centers of Disease Control, where people older than 60 are likely to die.
The Australian government has said it plans to relax the coronavirus travel ban on February 29, so that 1,000 Chinese research students can come directly to Australia and follow more later, the Australian newspaper reported.
Most Chinese students affected by the ban are registered with the top group of eight universities. Group of Eight Australia has denied that it is lobbying the government to drop the medical ban.
Chinese students are increasingly desperate to start a conclusion before the semester, because a break in their studies can affect their visa requirements.
The Australian newspaper quoted a student who was registered with RMIT as Ben, who did not want to give his full name, but said he would fly to Australia on February 23, even though he might not enter.
Western Sydney University (photo) told its international students that it would lower the cost of airline tickets and accommodation to reach Australia “through a third country”
More and more Chinese students have been able to beat the travel ban by traveling through third countries where they spend 14 days before they can enter Australia.
However, the ban can be avoided by going through a country that does not have a travel ban for those coming from China.
Those countries include Thailand, Cambodia, the United Arab Emirates and Japan.
Gary Li, educational advisor from Melbourne, based in Bangkok, where he helps Chinese students to travel to Australia via Thailand, told the Australian that his students did not regret a visit to a third country because they did not know how long the travel ban would be in force.
Western Sydney University told its international students on Wednesday that it would lower the cost of airline tickets and accommodation to reach Australia via a third country.
In the email that was distributed online this week, the university said the payment of $ 1500 would be made upon arrival in Australia.
“We consider the Australian government’s approval to enter Australia through a third country to be an important development that will allow us to arrive on time to study in Australia,” the email said.
A spokesperson for Western Sydney University confirmed the payment and told Daily Mail Australia that it had encouraged his students to take this option following advice from the Federal Ministry of Health.
“Our students want to travel to Australia and start the new academic year as quickly as possible,” the spokesperson said.
Travel agencies use the loophole in the travel ban by selling 14-day travel packages to intermediate countries such as Dubai.
One package included a stay in a four-star hotel, a personal guide and face masks.
Foreigners – with the exception of permanent Australian residents – who have been on mainland China are not allowed to enter Australia 14 days after their departure from Australia.
Universities Australia, representing tertiary institutions, said that Daily Mail Australia did not encourage universities to “ignore” the rules because the rules allow students who have not been to China for two weeks to come to Australia.
From Saturday, there were 77,275 confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, the disease caused by the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus.
In the e-mail that was distributed online this week, Western Sydney University said that the payment of $ 1500 would be made upon arrival in Australia
Of those, 63,088 were in the worst hit Chinese province of Hubei, BNO News reported.
The government has said that it will only ease travel restrictions for medical advice if the Chinese case numbers outside of Hubei province show no “material increase”.
The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, which advises the government medically on its COVID-19 travel ban, said on Thursday that the government could temporarily relieve its ban on tertiary students as long as they agreed to isolate themselves in Australia.
“Universities should give students appropriate advice and support students in accessing health services if symptoms develop,” the committee said.
It is unclear how university students could isolate themselves in Australia while at the same time taking their classes.
From Saturday afternoon, the number of confirmed cases outside of Hubei Province had risen to 1333 in Guangdong Province in China, 1267 in Henan Province, 1204 in Zhejiang Province and 396 in Beijing Capital, according to BNO News, which has since been following the virus in depth. outbreak began.
Of the 75,893 people with COVID-19 in mainland China, 11,633 were in a serious condition, BNO News said.
Health workers in Australia are concerned about the pressure that an outbreak would cause on the country’s already extensive public hospital resources.
The highly contagious virus can spread even if the infected do not show any symptoms making it difficult to stop and because the virus is new to people, no one has immunity.
A report from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDCP), which analyzed more than 44,000 people with COVID-19, found 14 percent of those catching serious symptoms, including pneumonia, the BBC reported.
According to the BBC, five percent of those who catch it become seriously ill, which means that they need complex intensive care in the hospital.
The virus has a general death rate of 2.3 percent, with the over-60s being hit the most according to the CCDCP.
AUSTRALIA WITH THE CORONAVIRUS
NEW SOUTH WALES: 4
- Three men, 43, 53 and 35 years old who had recently traveled to China, have confirmed that they have contracted the disease.
- Two flew in from Wuhan, while the other arrived in Sydney from Shenzhen, South China.
- They are treated in isolation at Westmead Hospital and are in a stable condition.
- A 21-year-old woman is identified as the fourth person who tested positive for the disease in NSW.
- The woman, a student at UNSW, flew on flight MU749 to Sydney International Airport on January 23 and presented 24 hours later to the emergency department after developing flu-like symptoms.
- She is treated in isolation at Westmead Hospital.
- A Chinese citizen aged fifty will be the first confirmed case of the corona virus in Australia.
- The man flew from Wuhan via Guangzhou to Melbourne on January 19 on the Southern Southern flight CZ321.
- He is now in quarantine at the Monash Hospital in Clayton in the east of Melbourne.
- A Victorian man in his sixties is diagnosed with the corona virus.
- He became unwell on January 23 – two days after his return from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak.
- The man was confirmed as positive on January 29 and was subsequently seen by doctors at the Monash Medical Center. He was rated good enough to stay at home.
- A woman in her forties has a corona virus.
- She was visiting from China and mainly spent time with her family.
- She is being treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
- A woman in her twenties in Melbourne appears to have the virus
- Two passengers left positively from the Diamond Princess cruise ship test
QUEEN COUNTRY: 5
- Queensland confirms its first case after a 44-year-old Chinese subject was diagnosed with the virus.
- He is being treated at the Gold Coast University Hospital.
- A 42-year-old Chinese woman who traveled in the same Wuhan travel group as the 44-year-old man tested positive. She is in stable condition at the Gold Coast University Hospital.
- The corona virus has been diagnosed in an eight-year-old boy. He also comes from the travel group where the other Queensland cases came from
- The case was found in a 37-year-old man who was a member of a group of nine Chinese tourists in quarantine on the Gold Coast
- A 37-year-old woman was diagnosed with the corona virus of the same travel group that flew from Melbourne to Queensland on January 27
SOUTH AUSTRALIA: 2
- A Chinese couple in their sixties who arrived from Wuhan in Adelaide to visit relatives confirmed that they have coronavirus.
- It has been confirmed that two Australians have the virus in Wuhan itself. Australia has raised the level of the travel alert to ‘not traveling’ for the city of Wuhan – the epicenter of the outbreak – and for the entire Hubei province.
- Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy says that unless people are in contact with someone who doesn’t feel well and comes from that part of China, there is no cause for concern.
- From 15 February, 47 Australians are among 219 confirmed coronavirus cases contracted aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama.
- Two more Australians on board tested positive after being evacuated to Darwin on February 22
QUEEN COUNTRY: 4
- Four Australians test positive for coronavirus after being evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship
- Two Queensland women, 54 and 55 years old, tested positive for COVID-19 and are flown to Brisbane for further treatment.
- Previously, a 78-year-old man from Western Australia was transferred to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth. His wife travels with him but is then isolated for two weeks at home.