coronavirus

If you were in NY recently, please self isolate: Trump task force

Post Date: March 26, 2020

New York: The Donald Trump administrations coronavirus task force is urging anyone who has been in the New York area, Americas “high risk” COVID-19 hotspot, to self isolate for 14 days to ensure that the virus does find new seeding spots in the community. The coronavirus pandemic has killed 131 people in New York, as...

Covid-19 in South Asia: Pak, Nepal situation a cause of concern


New Delhi: While there have been some concerns over India not going for aggressive testing of Covid-19, a larger concern in the area appears to be that of the situation in the eight-nation SAARC block, where the health infrastructure in most members, especially those bordering India, is not as advanced. While Indian PM Narendra Modi...

Trump wants to ‘open up’ country by Easter


Stocks soar, US deaths from coronavirus approach 700 Washington: The nation approached 700 coronavirus-induced deaths on Tuesday as stocks soared, and President Donald Trump said he hoped to "open up" the nation by Easter. "Our country has to get back to work,'' Trump said. "Otherwise it's going to be very hard to start it up again." In...

Biden appoints former Surgeon General Dr Vivek Murthy as his advisor on COVID-19


Washington:  The presumptive Democratic nominee for President, Joe Biden's campaign has announced it is forming a Public Health Advisory Committee, which includes Indian American former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, to advise on steps that Biden, his staff and his supporters can take to reduce the threat of the novel coronavirus. The Hill reports...

Trump says COVID-19 is not Asian Americans’ fault


Washington: President Donald Trump, who has come under fire for labeling the novel coronavirus as the "Chinese virus", said that Asian Americans should not be blamed for the pandemic, a media report said on Tuesday. "It is very important that we totally protect our Asian American community in the United States and all around the...

‘Flatten the Curve’ Flattens the economy… What next?


By Raj G. Asava Executive Coach | Professional Mentor | Strategy Consultant Despite our technological advancements in American, one thing we failed to do is overhaul our outdated, burdensome and archaic healthcare, education and other social-support systems. We could not transform these systems primarily because of vested interests, outdated regulations and, frankly, because of our comfort...

Changes to the US immigration system during the corona pandemic


As the United States responds to the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration has made sweeping changes to the country's immigration apparatus Against the backdrop of the outbreak, the Trump administration is also trying to move forward with some of its most restrictionist policies that have struggled to be put into practice, including blocking entry to...

Status options for those in the United States

Post Date: March 25, 2020

By Dev Banad Viswanath, Esq. We already discussed how this pandemic has disrupted visa processing through consulates.... Indefinite visa suspension at most US consular posts.  But now the question remains, what options are available for people already in the United States. There are some folks that have approved immigrant petitions. For example I-130 petitions, I-140 petitions,...

New York receives 5 Million from HHS to boost COVID-19 response


New York: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded $5,223,535 on March 24  to 63 health centers in New York stemming from the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020. Health center recipients in New York may use these awards to address...