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First Secretary Ly Tien Hung, an official from the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia, said that there are about 6,500 Vietnamese students studying at over 150 universities in about 40 cities and provinces across Russia.

According to Vietnam News Agency, apart from sending relevant notices of the Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training to concerned agencies, the embassy has followed the situation of Vietnamese students in Russia.

He said that authorities, localities, relevant ministries and universities of Russia have also promptly rolled out precautionary measures while providing assistance for foreign students, including those from Vietnam.

According to him, the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education on March 16th ordered all higher education institutions to launch online training and online lessons are also available for general education.

Mr. Hung also warned that in case of the worse situation, Vietnamese students should not travel in order to prevent the spread of the epidemic./.