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Coronavirus: Hungarian Student Trips to China Scrapped

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.02.25.

Government-funded trips to China for Hungarian students studying Chinese will be scrapped this year due to coronavirus, a government official said on Monday.

Mónika Bartos, the government commissioner responsible for organising language courses abroad, noted China was one of the target countries for the new government scheme for language students. The trips will be scrapped this year to protect the students from the virus, she said. The measure affects up to 50 students, she added.

The high-school children scheduled for the trip will visit Britain instead, she added.

In the featured photo illustration: an empty shopping mall in Beijing. Photo by MTI/EPA/Roman Pilipej