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    COVID-19: US government asks medical professionals to get their work visa

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    As the United States of America seek to combat the pandemic ravaging the country and the world at large, it has asked medical professionals around the world who want to work in America to reach out for visa appointments.

    USA in a statement said those interested could reach out to the nearest embassy or consulate to request a visa appointment.

    Medical practitioners within the country have also not been left out as the US government also extended visas for them. It laid out the guidelines on how foreign medical professionals already in the United States could extend their programs.

    The US were forced to take this decision as the country overtook China as the country with the highest number of COVID-19 patients anywhere in the world.

    According to reports, the U.S. has overtaken China as the country with the highest number of confirmed cases of the corona virus than any country in the world.

    There are now more than 85,000 cases in America and nearly 1,300 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

    China was second with 81,285 cases, and Italy was third with 80,539 cases. Experts in America say this is just the beginning as the numbers may rise further.

    New research on Thursday, March 26 estimated Covid-19-related deaths in the U.S could top 80,000 over the coming four months.

    As many as 2,300 patients could be dying every day by April, according to the study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine.

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