Embassies and consulates sent words of support to Polytechnic University
Polytechnic University receives feedback from the embassies and consulates of the countries whose students got to be observed at the SPbPU dormitory. Let us remind that since May 22, 2020, in accordance with the decree of Rospotrebnadzor No. 78-00-09 / 7213504-2020 of 05.22.2020 “On the introduction of restrictive measures at the facility,” an observation facility was organized at SPbPU dormitory №13. The embassies and consulates of foreign countries were immediately notified of this. The SPbPU administration accentuated that the university would help foreign students who were in the observation regime to solve issues related to migration registration, providing all necessary means for disinfection, personal protection and sanitary cleaning, medical supervision and examination in cooperation with polyclinics. By decision of the SPbPU rector, all students will receive additional financial assistance in the amount of 4,000 rubles, and Polytechnic University volunteers will help deliver food and essential goods to the residents.
Embassies and consulates of many countries sent words of support to Polytechnic University and emphasized that they were staying in touch with students. Thus, representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of North Macedonia in their response letter noted that the honorary consul contacted students of the Republic to offer financial assistance, support and mediation in the provision of additional food and personal hygiene items, if necessary. The Embassy of the Republic of Honduras also contacted students of their country and expressed hope that the epidemiological situation in the country will change for the better. The Honorary Consul of the Syrian Arab Republic, Mr. Ghazi MALAZ, emphasized that communication with students has been established, and in the near future special kits with products will be formed for them. The Consulate General of India in St. Petersburg also sent a letter in it which expressed its high respect to Polytechnic University and emphasized that it was in contact with students.
“Due to the not easy epidemic situation with COVID-19 and the closure of the dormitory, it is extremely important to ensure the possibility of full-fledged life activities and the continuation of the educational process for students isolated in this building for the period established by the Rospotrebnadzor regulations. SPbPU will make every possible effort to ensure this. However, it is essential that students properly understand the seriousness of the situation and strict observance of the rules of residence during the observation period,” said Dmitry ARSENYEV, SPbPU Vice-Rector for International Relations.
Prepared by SPbPU International Services