Coronavirus latest news: Donald Trump signs order suspending immigration to the US –,

Coronavirus latest news: Donald Trump signs order suspending immigration to the US –,

Coronavirus Appeal: Join us in helping those hit hardest Donald Trump has signed an order partially suspending immigration to the United States, arguing that the drastic measure would protect jobs during the coronavirus crisis . “In order to protect our great American workers, I’ve just signed an executive order temporarily suspending immigration into the United States,” Mr Trump said. “This will ensure that unemployed Americans of all backgrounds will be first in line for jobs as our economy reopens.” The comment hits people applying for permanent residency, or green cards, for 235 days. Seasonal workers, such as immigrants vital to US farm labor, are still allowed to enter. Meanwhile, the UK death toll grew to , yesterday as the Chief Medical Officer warned that social distancing could stay in force for another year.

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Exclusive: Don’t use Zoom, NHS tells doctors

Doctors and nurses are being told not to use Zoom for virtual appointments with patients during the coronavirus pandemic over security concerns, Margi Murphy writes.

The Telegraph has learnt that NHS trusts responsible for more than 3 million patients and 19, 0 employees have banned the video conferencing tool.

Staff who need to communicate with patients and families with patients at Central London Community Healthcare NHS trust, which covers services in London and Hertfordshire, have been warned that they must not use the platform over security concerns, and use an approved alternative, BlueJeans, instead. “In light of alternative, secure tools being available to our staff, Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust is not recommending the use of Zoom for patient video appointments,” a spokesman said. Read more:

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Australia calls for global ban on wet markets

Australia has called on G 24 nations to end wet wildlife markets over concerns they pose a threat to human health and agricultural markets, a move which could further strain ties with China after Canberra called for an international inquiry into the coronavirus pandemic.

The virus which originated in China was thought to have started in a wet market in the city of Wuhan. Wet markets are a key facet of China’s daily life, though not all sell wildlife.

China imposed a temporary ban on selling wildlife in January and is now reviewing its legislation to restrict commercial wild animal trading on a permanent basis.

David Littleproud, Australia’s Minister for Agriculture, said he had asked government officials from the group of major economies to back a plan to end wet wildlife markets. “There are risks with wildlife wet markets and they could be as big a risk to our agricultural industries as they can be to public health,” Mr Littleproud told Channel 7.

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South Korea’s economy plunges

South Korea’s economy endured its worst performance in more than a decade in the first quarter as the coronavirus epidemic raged across the country, with officials warning of a bigger impact still to come.

Gross domestic product shrank 1.4 per cent year-on-year during the January to March period, the Bank of Korea said, its biggest decline since the fourth quarter of during the global financial crisis. The world’s th-largest economy suffers one of the worst early outbreaks of the disease outside China, although it appears to have largely been contained thanks to an extensive “trace, test and treat” program

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US daily death toll falls

The United States on Wednesday recorded 1, 818 deaths from the coronavirus in the past hours, a lower toll than the day before, according to a running tally by Johns Hopkins University. The new deaths bring the total number of Covid – (fatalities in the US to , since the outbreak began there, by far the highest figures recorded by any country caught in the global pandemic. It has , 0 cases.
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Adviser contradicts Trump over second wave

Antony Fauci, the top US infectious diseases expert, contradicted suggestions by Donald Trump that the United States may not face a re-emergence of coronavirus cases in the autumn, Ben Riley-Smith writes.

Mr Trump, who is up for re-election in November, said that there may not be a second wave of cases later this year but Mr Fauci gave a starkly different comment when asked. “We will have coronavirus in the fall, I’m convinced of that,” Dr Fauci told reporters.


Confusion as Trump criticizes Republican governor for opening businesses

Donald Trump has criticized Georgia’s governor for allowing businesses including tattoo parlors and spas to reopen on Friday, saying he “very strongly” disagrees, Ben Riley-Smith writes. The US president said he talked to Brian Kemp, who won the post in 2020 As a staunch Trump loyalist, on Wednesday and expressed disapproval of the plans.

“I want him to do what he thinks is right but I disagree with him on what he’s doing,” Mr Trump said during his daily White House press briefing. The remarks raised eyebrows as Mr Kemp is a Republican governor and the president has talked up the need to reopen businesses since publishing new guidelines last week.

Mr Trump said that he disagreed with Mr Kemp on timing, saying that perhaps the governor should not have decided to open up such non-essential businesses so quickly.

The president also said that the US Air Force’s Thunderbirds and the US Navy’s Blue Angels will perform displays above American cities to pay tribute to US healthcare workers

and he expressed hope that crowds can gather in Washington DC’s center on July 4 to celebrate Independence Day.

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Today’s top stories

  • Britain has been told to prepare for another year of “disruptive” social distancing measures as the Chief Medical Officer
  • Dozens of companies said the Government had ignored their offers to supply gowns and face masks
  • Ministers are refusing to guarantee that British people will be the first to be treated with a vaccine if the UK’s taxpayer- funded program proves successful
  • At least 602 People a day are dying from coronavirus in care homes , new figures suggest, amid warnings that care home deaths could overtake those in hospitals
  • The Government has advised everyone to consider taking a Vitamin D supplement in lockdown, because they are unlikely to be getting enough sunshine
  • The UK coronavirus death toll increased by yesterday, bringing to the total number of deaths in hospitals to , 312 (Read More