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NYU, Duke Delay Classes at China Campuses Amid Virus Outbreak

  • Duke Kunshan offers to pay for students to return home
  • NYU says Shanghai city officials sought new health protocols
A near empty street in Shanghai, China, on Jan. 25.

A near empty street in Shanghai, China, on Jan. 25.

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Duke Kunshan University, a joint U.S.-China institution, and New York University’s Shanghai campus have delayed the resumption of classes after a spring break until early February in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Duke said on Saturday that classes are postponed until Feb. 17, access to the campus in China’s Jiangsu province is restricted and students who remained during spring break must stay on campus or make alternative arrangements.