SMU & NUS Residences Also Used for Quarantine Proposes; Some Students Allegedly Not Happy With The Move

Some students who are currently residing in Singapore Management University (SMU) and National University of Singapore (NUS) residences are not happy.

Why, you ask.

Well, for one, they have been requested to move out of their campus housing and given a notice of less than a day.

There’s no other way to put it, they’ve basically been evicted.

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Let me explain.

SMU & NUS Residences Also Used for Quarantine Proposes; Some Students Allegedly Not Happy With The Move

You read that right. Some students were asked to move out of their residences in less than 24 hours.


This is because the residences will be converted into Wuhan virus quarantine facilities by the universities’ management.

The worst part? The notices for the eviction were only sent out during the second day of Chinese New Year on 26 January, Sunday.

NUS students received the email at around 1.30pm and were given an order to remove themselves from their residences and move out by 11am the very next day.

That’s not even a 24-hour notice.

Some readers from Goody Feed have kindly sent us some samples of the emails.

The email was succinct and to the point, so much that there was not much explanation given as to what alternative accommodation would be provided for those who were evicted without much notice.

However, it highlighted that all “international students” must move out stating that the respective halls at Prince George’s Park Residences (PGPR) have been designated as Government Quarantine Facilities (GQF) for isolating Persons Under Quarantine Order (PUQs).

The residents who are being asked to move out are currently staying at Block 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Just so you know, these are not the only places designated to be quarantine zones. Several chalets that you’ve not heard of have become quarantine zones, too.

Residents Aren’t Happy

If you were given less than 24 hours to remove yourself from your place of residence, then you probably would not be very happy either.

It’s shown in this CNA video whereby the reporter interviewed some of the students.

But the very fact that this weekend is the Chinese New Year weekend, meaning that some of the residents might not be in Singapore makes it even more inconvenient for them.

We hope that the substitute place of stay will at least be comparable.

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