The University of the West Indies has launched a campaign aimed at assisting students affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, adding it will use August as “Global Giving” month at the Caribbean tertiary institution.

Hundreds of Caribbean nationals studying in the United States were last month spared removal from the country when the administration of President Donald Trump - buckling under mounting criticism - abruptly reversed an earlier decision requiring international students to personally attend classes during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Caribbean nationals, like other students in the United States, have been bombarded with mixed messages about returning to school during the time of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Using a face covering is recognized among the strongest measures to avoid contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), especially in crowded surroundings like school.

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