Indian students planning to travel to Britain to take up their courses no longer need to quarantine in a government-managed facility for 10 days at considerable additional cost.
He also said the Chinese authorities have repeatedly conveyed that foreign students should be advised that their studies are likely to continue only through online means even for the next semester.
The OPT is a guest worker programme administered by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian on Thursday reiterated that Beijing would study the matter in a coordinated manner.
The fight against Covid was led by the lone national medical university.
Earlier this week, the US had assured that more visa appointments would be granted for Indian students after a rush for interview slots on Monday led to the embassy portal crashing.
Facilitating legitimate travel a top priority: American diplomat on allowing Indian students to the US
There has been growing anxiety among a sizeable number of Indian students aspiring to fly to the US for higher studies in view of certain restrictions due to pandemic.
There were 10,000 Indian students studying in the European nation in 2019, according to officials at the French Embassy.
13,435 Indian students are enrolled at London universities, up a massive 87 per cent on the previous year's 7,185 students.