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ORU student quarantined after traveling to China

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Posted at 6:00 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 22:00:40-05

TULSA, Okla. — An Oral Roberts University student is being quarantined after returning to campus from China on Thursday, according to school officials.

Officials say the student is not exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus, but they are responding proactively to the situation.

The student has agreed with the university to participate in the quarantine for 14 days, officials said.

The student will get their own bathroom and bedroom on campus and will be receiving food in a safe way, officials said. The student will have access to online courses.

ORU will have a special focus on praying for China and those affected by the coronavirus during the university’s annual Chinese dinner tonight at 6 p.m., officials said.

“We are dedicating this dinner to pray for those affected by the virus,” said Jenny Fang, ORU’s Director of Global Chinese Relations. “We want to honor the Chinese people and our culture, but most importantly we want to ask for God’s healing and protection on them.”

ORU is home to many international students, several of them from China, officials said. The university says they are monitoring the situation and taking necessary steps to protect those on campus, but at this time, ORU’s Chinese students are not showing signs of the virus.

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