Not only are individuals all over the world struggling to stay physically healthy with COVID-19 still on the surge, but individuals are also facing feelings of anxiety, hopelessness, and depression as a response to the pandemic. The effects of COVID-19 on mental health has increasingly become a larger problem as the year comes closer to an end, with no clear idea for many nations of when life can return to normalcy.
Since the beginning of 2020, COVID-19 has left the world shattered in pieces, having over 20 million confirmed coronavirus cases and leaving over about 730k deaths worldwide. Currently, the US, Brazil, and India lead in the number of COVID-19 cases. While some countries are still drowning in cases and pandemic precautions, other countries have entirely lifted restrictions. Here is some more information regarding specific countries' stats and how they have approached the pandemic.
International students pursuing degrees in the US will be forced to leave or face deportation if they do not attend at least one in-person class, according to an announcement made by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Monday, July 6th.