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Coronavirus travel ban sees Chinese students miss start of university, Australian tertiary education sector scrambling

More than 100,000 Chinese students will not be able to start their university and TAFE classes in Australia because of the travel ban put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus. Key points: Authorities say 56 per cent of Australia's Chinese students are "offshore" Federal Government hasn't ruled out refunding international students China has suggested Australia's travel ban is an overreaction On Saturday, the Federal Government banned anyone arriving from, or transiting through, mainland China from coming to Australia. With most university classes due to start next week, the ban has thrown Australia's higher education sector into chaos. "There are 189,000 Chinese students right across our tertiary education sector," said Education Minister Dan Tehan. "Forty-four per cent of those students are onshore, 56 per cent are still offshore." Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-04/coronavirus-scare-sees-chinese-students-miss-uniniversity/11929948

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