#Coronavirus: US begs medical professionals to apply for work visas

Amid the growing number of cases of coronavirus, the United States has invited medical professionals to apply for a visa.

America has exceeded the number of confirmed cases throughout the world, and is scrambling to contain the spread.

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs, via its Twitter account, advised health personnel to contact their nearest Embassy for visa appointment.

“We encourage medical professionals seeking work in the U.S. on a work or exchange visitor visa (H or J), particularly those working on #COVID19 issues, to contact the nearest U.S. Embassy/Consulate for a visa appointment”, it tweeted.

Meanwhile, they noted that “you must have an approved U.S. non-immigrant or immigrant visa petition (I-129, I-140, or similar) or a certificate of eligibility in an approved exchange visitor program (DS-2019) to apply”.

There are nearly 90,000 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in the U.S.

The figure supersedes that of China, where the virus originated, as well as Italy, the worst hit country in Europe.

Coronavirus has caused 25,000 deaths and affected 200 countries.

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