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August 7, 2016: Pregnant Brazilian Woman Who Faced Deportation Has Been Allowed to Stay in Britain Over Zika Virus Fears

This news from Cristina Criddle in Britain. “An expecting Brazilian woman has been allowed by the Home Office to extend her stay in Britain amid fears she may contract the Zika virus.

“Daisy Santiago, 22, has successfully appealed against a Home Office decision that she must return to her home in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on the grounds that her child could suffer birth defects.

“Ms. Santiago travelled to the UK on a five-month visitor visa to spend more time with her fiancé, Simon Ellis, of Kegworth, Leicestershire. The couple met online three-and-a-half years ago and got engaged in May.

“They had originally planned to move to Brazil but were forced to reconsider when Miss Santiago became pregnant as the dangers of the Zika virus emerged.

“Initially her application for a visa extension was denied but, following an appeal, the couple were this week granted permission to extend their visit until October, a month after the baby is due.

“The Foreign Office recommends pregnant women postpone non-essential travel to areas with active Zika transmission until after pregnancy.”

Source: The Telegraph

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