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Science News Roundup: Scientists angry at UK visa denials for African, Asian researchers


Devdiscourse News Desk Last Updated at 09-11-2018 10:54:27 IST United Kingdom
Science News Roundup: Scientists angry at UK visa denials for African, Asian researchers

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Scientists angry at UK visa denials for African, Asian researchers

Scientists in Britain expressed concern on Thursday after at least 17 delegates from Africa and Asia wanting to attend a health conference in London were denied visas. Peter Piot, a Belgian-born microbiologist who was part of a team that discovered the Ebola virus in the 1970s and is now director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, was among those protesting against restrictive criteria for granting short-term business visas.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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