Iranian students in Russia urged to return home

Tasnim – An Iranian administrative office supervising the activities of students in Russia and Central Asia advised Iranian university students in Russia to return to Iran amid the outbreak of the coronavirus and continue the courses via distance learning.

In an advisory released on Friday, the Office of Scientific Consultation and Administration of Iranian Students in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Central Asia referred to the growing number of coronavirus infections in Russia, and urged Iranian students in Russia to return to Iran and proceed with their education via distance learning.

The advisory pointed to a bleak prospect for the settlement of coronavirus issues in Russia in the short term, saying such conditions could even extend into the next semester.

It also noted that Russian universities are making arrangements to set online exams.

Russia has reported nearly 12,000 COVID-19 cases and 94 people have died in the country from the disease so far.