A Norwegian university has reportedly backtracked after calling health services in the United States poorly developed.
In a post on Facebook, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology advised some international students students to return home.
"This applies especially if you are staying in a country with poorly developed health services and infrastructure, for example the USA," the post said, according to reports.
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By Sunday afternoon, the reference to the United States had been removed from the Facebook posting.
"This applies especially if you are staying in a country with poorly developed health services and infrastructure and/or collective infrastructure," the updated post said.
But commenters had already responded to the initial post.
"Can’t wait to when the Americans wake up," one person wrote.
"As an American I can't wait for Americans to wake up either," another replied.
"I laughed so loud with 'for example, USA', that I think I woke my neighbours up 😂😂😂," a commenter noted.
"Oh my god this is great 😂😂😂," another Facebook user laughed.