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[Newsphopick=Hani Na] President Donald Trump announced late Monday that he plans to sign an executive order to ban immigration into the US amid the spread of COVID-19.
In a tweet sent Monday evening, Trump said 'In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!'
Trump did not specify whether there would be any exceptions.
At least 784,599 cases of coronavirus and 42,138 related deaths have been recorded in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University.
On Monday, the US reported at least 24,859 new cases and 1,417 deaths. These totals includes cases from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and other US territories, as well as all cases repatriated from overseas.