US President Donald J. Trump opened about signing an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States. President Trump called Coronavirus as “invisible enemy” while highlighting American jobs. All visa processing by the State Department, including immigrant visas, has been suspended for weeks. US has registered more than 42,000 deaths till 20 April 2020.
Italy plans to announce a gradual and slow reopening from the lockdown imposed to curb Coronavirus spread. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte stated that the plans for easing the lockdown will be applied from 4 May 2020. ‘I wish I could say, let’s reopen everything’ PM Conte stated, adding that such a decision could be irresponsible. The government shall analyze situation based on cases before declaring final announcement.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced on 21 April 2020 that the government will ban mass exodus tradition during the month of Ramadan. This tradition, usually known as ‘mudik’ takes place at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. This has been canceled for 2020 due to the risk of rising Coronavirus cases.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that any lifting of Coronavirus lockdowns must be gradual. If restrictions were to be relaxed soon, the number of cases could resurge. Takeshi Kasai, WHO Regional Director stated that lockdowns have proved effective, and people must be ready for a new way of living, to allow society to function while Coronavirus is curbed.
One thousand stranded Pakistani nationals boarded four special flights from Dubai on 20 April 2020 to get back to their homeland. The arrangement was made by the government of Pakistan and carried by national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). The government devised an online system to know the exact numbers by filling a form.