Covid -- PhD admission rejection

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Hi peeps,

I have currently applied to a laboratory at Canada's UQAT. However, unfortunately the professor had to refuse my candidature since pandemic situation now in Canada is still up in the air. Is anyone here having similar situations like mine? Any idea on how long I may have to wait?

Here's the reply from the professor:

Dear Lee Ping,
I am very sorry for the late reply to your email.
Unfortunately it is very challenging for international students to come to Canada right now because of the pandemic.
Thank you for your interest in this project, and I am delighted to enconter another person fasciniated with bryophytes but I will have to refuse your candidature for the moment.
If the situation changes we will contact you.

Any hope, peeps?

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With everything happening in the world at the minute, guessing what the cause is or how long you would have to wait is difficult. I think you could just ask the professor why it is challenging for international students in China? Ask if its is financing, university restrictions or just general unease.