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

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