Coronavirus in the US: The Indian embassy has urged the US government to address the difficulty of Indian students facing problems after universities and educational institutions closed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Coronavirus in the US: Indian students in trouble due to closure of universities, India seeks help from the US
More than 2 lakh Indian students are studying in educative institutions in America, especially in science, medical, and technical fields.
More than 300 top US universities and colleges have closed their campuses and are running online classes due to the Coronavirus. They have asked the students to vacate the hostels.
Indian students have been in trouble due to travel restrictions in both countries and visa conditions, allowing the only class to stay in the US. According to the news agency PTI, after China, the number of Indian students studying in the US is the highest.
The Indian embassy and all five of its consulates, which have been running round-the-clock helpline in Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco for the past several days, have now contacted the US State Department and the Citizenship and Immigration Services.
So that the students do not have to face difficulty regarding the visa and the legality of staying in the country, the US government has indicated that it is closely monitoring it.
The Indian Embassy in Washington gave this information in an advisory issued for Indian students here. The Coronavirus has killed more than 100 people in the US. At the same time, more than 9 thousand people have been infected.
The first case of the virus was reported in December in Wuhan, China. Since then, more than 2 lakh cases have been reported in more than 160 countries around the world. At the same time, about 9 thousand people have died.