Sunday, 3 August 2014

EBOLA VIRUS: 3 Nigerian Students Denied Visit To Korea

As fear of Ebola continues to spread, Duksung Women's University decided to cancel invitations of a number of guests who were due to arrive from West Africa, where more than 700 people have died from the disease, ahead of its conference, a source said Sunday.

Three students from Nigeria, a country in the region were scheduled to attend the World Congress of Global Partnership for Young Women from Aug. 4 to 15 at the university, hosted in conjunction with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).

"The school announced that it canceled all invitations issued to three students from Nigeria. Also, students from countries in other parts of Africa will have to undergo additional health inspections before participating in the event," the student president of Duksung told The Korea Times.

Under the theme of "Serving Together: Education for Empowerment of Women," the school invited female leaders and 500 college students from 32 countries, including 8 countries in Africa.

However, since the reported outbreak of the Ebola virus, Duksung students and many others have expressed concerns. The virus has already claimed 700 lives in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria.

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