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Wednesday, 1 April 2020

UK VISA AMNESTY FOR FOREIGN HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND FAMILY MEMBERS

UK visas extended for foreign healthcare workers

Britain says it will automatically renew the visas of foreign healthcare workers without charge to ensure they are not distracted.

"We owe them a great deal of gratitude for all that they do. I don't want them distracted by the visa process," Home Secretary Priti Patel said. n focus on fighting the coronavirus outbreak.

The extension will apply to about 2,800 doctors, nurses and paramedics working in the stretched National Health Service whose visas were due to expire before October 1, and the measure will also include their family members.

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