Coronavirus | Indian students seek refuge within U.K. mission premises

22 March 2020 | The Hindu

Action: The students have been placed within a quarantined space, which houses the visa and consular section within the Indian High Commission building in Aldwych.

A group of 19 Indian students has sought refuge within the premises of the Indian High Commission in London overnight on March 21, demanding that they be put on a flight to India despite the travel restrictions in place following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: Many Indians left in Italy even after 478 return

22 March 2020 | Deccan Herald

Action: India gifted a consignment of masks, gloves and other medical equipment to Italy as a mark of solidarity in the fight against the pandemic.

India has many more citizens left in Italy, even as it evacuated another batch of 263 of its nationals from the country, where COVID-19 caused more deaths than the pandemic’s “ground zero” China.

Coronavirus | Indian mission offers help in arranging accommodation for stranded Indians in U.K.

20 March 2020 | The Hindu

Action: The High Commission continues to engage with the U.K. authorities on guidance for Indians in the U.K. whose visas are due to expire but are currently unable to leave.

The Indian High Commission in London is offering assistance with organising accommodation for Indian nationals stranded in the U.K. in light of India’s ban on travellers from the U.K. and Europe over coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: Indian Embassy asks US to address students’ concerns after 300 colleges shut

19 March 2020 | Livemint 

Action: The Indian Embassy have reached out to the US State Department and the Citizenship and Immigration services to ensure that students from India do not face difficulties when it comes to their visa.

The Indian Embassy has urged the US government to mitigate the difficulties the Indian students in America are facing in the wake of the closure of universities and educational institutions due to the fast-spreading of the deadly coronavirus.,

Coronavirus: Panic-stricken Indian students in UK desperate to get back home

18 March 2020 | India Today

Action: High Commission is working with both the Indian and UK authorities to address concerns of the Indian citizens living in the UK.

Indian students in the UK are desperate to return to India and have flooded the Indian High Commission here with queries about when they are likely to get back home and be with their families, as New Delhi bans travellers from Britain starting on Wednesday due to the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic,

Coronavirus disrupts dreams of Indian students wanting to study abroad

18 March 2020 | Hindustan Times

Action: It’s time Indian universities get into innovative programs to keep these study-abroad seekers engaged in a learning that meets their expectations.

With the outbreak of Corona, there has been a sudden break on these international study aspirations. Already last year, the number of internationally mobile students from India plummeted due to challenges emanating from the consular policies of the US and other destination countries. However, COVID-19 has come as an unprecedented challenge to international education

Coronavirus: Distressed Indian students in Philippines seek help to get back home

18 March 2020 | Tribune India

Action: The Indian Embassy in Manila, said that they, along with the Ministry of External Affairs, are trying to work out a solution.

Hundreds of distressed Indian students, stuck in the Philippines, are seeking help through video messages as they are unable to fly back home due to the travel restrictions imposed by India to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus, according to friends and relatives of some of these students in the US.,

“We also need financial aid”: Indian International students seek government help as COVID-19 spreads

17 March 2020 | SBS Punjabi

Action: The class of students who have been most affected are the ones who intended to apply for mid-year intake at Australian universities.

Indian students hesitate to return to Australia and demand economic aid to get through the crisis. Education agent claims the situation is likely to impact new student enrollments from India.

Indian-Americans set up helpline, volunteer groups to help tackle coronavirus

16 March 2020 | Livemint

Action: Telugu Association of North America (TANA) has established a COVID-19 helpline for the Indian students.

Sewa International, a leading Indian-American non-profit organization, has established various chapters across the US who are working with the Indian Embassy and consulates to help families obtain visas to travel to India in emergency situations. Sewa has fielded calls from Indian foreign students finding it difficult to cope up emotionally, health wise and financially as universities close classes and dorms, moving instructions online.

Stranded Indians Students Wait for Coronavirus-Free Certificate In Italy

16 March, 2020 | NDTV

Action: The COVID-19 free certificate that has been made compulsory for travellers from Italy and South Korea.

The COVID-19 free certificate that has been made compulsory for travellers from Italy and South Korea has now become a hurdle for Indian students stranded in Italy. The students claimed that in the absence of a proper testing facility in Italy, they have been forced to wait for about a week to get the certificate and return to India.

Coronavirus: Despite campus shutdowns, govt advises Indian students in US to stay back

13 March 2020| Livemint

Action: The Consulate General of India in New York in its advisory asked the students to either stay put in on-campus housing or move in with friends unless it is necessary.

Following the shutting down of university campuses in various parts of the US in view of the coronavirus pandemic, the government advised Indian students to avoid international travel.


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