Returning students add to new spike in coronavirus cases

Many foreign students on shuttered university campuses in Britain, the United States and elsewhere are being told to return home and are rushing to secure flights before travel shutdowns, contributing to a new spike in coronavirus cases in Hong Kong.

The call to return home came just as Hong Kong was announcing the reopening of limited face-to-face teaching at a university that shut down after violent protests in November, and remained shut due to the virus outbreak.

Singapore also registered an uptick in cases this week as Singaporeans, including many students, were returning home …

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