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Indian college students should proceed on-line lessons, as China denied permission for flights: Indian Embassy

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China has denied permission for India to function chartered flights, citing bolstered strict COVID-19 measures, the Indian Embassy right here mentioned, advising 1000’s of Indian college students finding out in Chinese universities to proceed their on-line lessons.
The Embassy continues to take up the matter with Chinese authorities in regards to the Indian college students however there has sadly been no optimistic evolution of this example, an Embassy press launch right here mentioned on Friday.
“In fact, with reports of resurgence of COVID-19 cases in China, authorities have further reinforced epidemic controls and restrictions on travel and entry into China. The suspension of visas of Indian nationals issued before November 2, 2020 is an instance of these enhanced controls,” it mentioned.
“Chinese authorities have also denied permission for operation of any chartered flights between India and China, citing their strict control measures,” the Embassy mentioned.
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Over 23,000 Indians examine in Chinese universities, principally the medical stream. Most of them are caught in India as they await permission for his or her faculties to reopen.
While the Embassy continues to comply with this problem keenly, it has been repeatedly suggested by Chinese authorities that the “restrictions in place are not likely to be relaxed in the coming months and that students studying in China should be advised accordingly with respect to their studies for the next semester, which are likely to continue only through online means,” the assertion mentioned.
“While the Embassy is aware of the difficulty of undertaking courses in medicine in the online format, Indian students enrolled in Chinese universities are advised to take note of the restrictions currently in place and make appropriate arrangements for continuing their education,” it mentioned.
“All Indian college students are suggested to proceed to observe the web sites of Indian Embassy/Consulate(s) in China and in addition our social media channels to stay up to date in regards to the evolving scenario with respect to the prospects of their return to China, it mentioned.
They must also stay in contact with their universities for any updates. They may additionally comply with the web sites of the Chinese Embassy in Delhi in addition to these of Chinese Consulates in India on this problem,” the press launch added