A young English woman has described her “eerie” life living in a virtually deserted South Korean boarding school, after all the students were sent home because of coronavirus.
Alice Bate from Norfolk has been working as a boarding assistant on Jeju Island since September.
The South Korean government closed all schools in February and since then her classes have been taught online.
“Usually a school site is so noisy, now the campus is deathly quiet,” she said.
Ms Bate is one of a group of 15 UK graduates with little choice but to stay on the island, with most South Korean flights suspended.
Her accommodation used to be on a busy corridor full of students but she said the nights now seemed eerily empty.
The North London Collegiate School is