Several Zimbabweans, among them students on scholarships, are stuck in India at Gujarat University amid fears that COVID-19 could get to them before they are allowed to return home.
India is currently on lockdown as COVID-19 infections continue to escalate, with a daily death rate of 4 000. Over 250 000 people have died so far.
Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, innovation, Science and Technology Development, Amon Murwira said authorities will urgently look into the matter as all students in foreign countries are of concern to Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe has a history of neglecting students on State scholarships with past reports indicating that students in countries such as Russia, Algeria and South Africa had at one point, ventured into prostitution and other social ills to make end meets.