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April 23, 2020

Coronavirus: Lockdown in India has affected 40 million migrants, says World Bank
The nationwide lockdown in India which started about a month ago has impacted nearly 40 million internal migrants, the World Bank has said. Around 50,000 60,000 moved from urban centers to rural areas of origin in the span of a few days, the bank said in a report released on Wednesday. According to the report -- 'COVID-19 Crisis Through a Migration Lens' -- the magnitude of internal migration is about two-and-a-half times that of international migration.
 
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President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that he had signed an executive order "temporarily suspending immigration into the United States." But experts say the order will merely delay the issuance of green cards for a minority of immigrants. Trump said his move, announced in a Monday tweet, was necessary to help Americans get back to work in an economy ravaged by the coronavirus.

WHO chief rubbishes resignation calls, appeals for US aid
The World Health Organization chief said Wednesday he hopes the United States will reconsider its freeze in funding for his agency and vowed to keep working on saving lives despite calls from some U.S. lawmakers for his resignation. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he hopes the U.S. believes the agency is an important investment, not just to help others, but for the U.S. to stay safe amid the pandemic.
 
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