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UK bans foreign health workers, caregivers from bringing families

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak warned the UK will suffer its deepest recession

The United Kingdom (UK) has released a statement prohibiting international health workers and carers from bringing their dependents to the country on employment visas.

According to a statement issued on Monday, the prohibition is part of the United Kingdom’s plans to reduce migration.

James Cleverly, Secretary of State for the Home Department, announced in a statement posted on the Home Office X account.

“From today, care workers entering the UK on Health and Care Worker visas can no longer bring dependents,” Cleverly wrote.

“This is part of our plan to deliver the biggest ever cut in migration.”

An infographic was also placed on the account, saying, “Banned: Overseas care workers from bringing dependents.

“120,000 people who arrived last year would no longer be eligible under our new rules,” it added.

It was further noted that the decision was made in response to the UK’s economic downturn. It was reported that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been working to resolve the situation.

Early this year, the UK prohibited overseas students from bringing their families, reinforcing the measures to reduce migration.

Earlier on Monday, Bloomberg reported that a number of job openings had decreased in the UK.

Recently, the federal government prohibited leave of absence for health professionals relocating abroad.

The Minister of State for Health, Tunji Alausa, announced this last Saturday in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, stating that health personnel who move abroad to seek greener pastures must henceforth resign their appointment before embarking on such journeys.”.

The minister, speaking during his visit to Aro’s Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, stated that the mandate was contained in an Executive Order issued by President Bola Tinubu.

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