University of Saint Joseph creates fund to help international students

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) today announced the launch of a fund to help international students facing financial difficulties.

The fund will “support international students in exceptionally difficult situations until they can resume their normal lives,” explained the university in a note sent to newsrooms.

“The current coronavirus pandemic and its preventive measures are having a dramatic effect on the ability of some international students to support themselves financially,” he added, indicating that he will collect donations online and publish regular reports on the use of funds, but that the list of beneficiaries“ will be strictly confidential”.

More information can be obtained by email ([email protected]) or by phone (+853 8592 5655), at USJ, created in 1996 by the Portuguese Catholic University in conjunction with the Macau diocese.

After 40 days without identifying any infection, Macau identified 34 new cases as of mid-March, all imported.

In February, it registered a first wave of 10 cases of covid-19, all of whom were discharged.

In this first phase, the authorities of the gaming capital of the world moved towards measures that ended up practically paralyzing the economy, such as the closing of casinos for 15 days in February.

Schools closed, nightlife establishments and the overwhelming majority of civil servants started to work from home.

After detecting new cases, the authorities reinforced the border control and restrictions measures, as well as the mandatory 14-day quarantine imposed on practically all those who enter the territory, which no longer has any connection to the neighbouring SAR by public transport.

The new coronavirus, responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic, has already infected more than 1.3 million people worldwide, of whom more than 73,000 died.