China Has 'No Choice' When It Comes To Covid Travel Bans Indian

Students Demonstrate in Front of the Chinese Embassy Indian students, largely studying medical, demonstrated in front of the Chinese embassy, demanding that Beijing allow them to return to their studies.

China Has 'No Choice' When It Comes To Covid Travel Bans Indian
China Has 'No Choice' When It Comes To Covid Travel Bans Indian

In response to a rally by stranded Indian students in front of China's embassy in New Delhi, China announced today that it has "no choice" but to adopt precautionary measures such as travel restrictions to contain COVID-19. 

According to reports out of New Delhi, numerous Indian students, largely studying medical, staged a protest in front of the Chinese embassy on Monday, demanding that Beijing allow them to return to their studies. Asked for her reaction to the Indian students' demonstration in Delhi, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing here: "COVID-19 is still spreading in many parts of the world"."So, in this context, the Chinese government has no choice but to take a lot of prevention and control measures," Hua said.

Given the situation, China is adjusting its measures by the evolving situation, to ensure the safe, healthy and orderly flow of Chinese and foreign travellers, she said. "I want to emphasise that China's inbound preventive and control measures apply to all inbound visitors, including Chinese citizens," she stated. 

"We are dismayed to see an unscientific attitude with regard to various challenges now being encountered by Indian students, businesses, marine crew, and exporters, to name a few," Indian Ambassador to China Vikram Misri said last week. 

Hundreds of businesses, employees, and their families have been stuck in India since last year, in addition to over 23,000 Indian students studying at Chinese colleges, largely medicine. The curbs also resulted in several people either losing jobs, businesses, or separation of families.