Trump signs proclamation suspending immigration amid coronavirus pandemic

The president's move will last for at least 60 days.

April 22, 2020, 9:32 PM

A global pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 183,000 people worldwide.

Over 2.6 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations' outbreaks.

Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected nation, with more than 840,000 diagnosed cases and at least 46,611 deaths.

Today's biggest developments:

  • US deaths top 45,000
  • California officials find earliest known US fatalities from virus
  • Trump signs proclamation stopping some immigration
  • 8 babies test positive for COVID-19 at Japanese children's home
  • Germany, UK approve human vaccine trials
  • ABC’s Alex Stone reports for ABC News Radio:

    ABC News' Ibtissem Guenfoud, Anthony Trotter, Josh Margolin, Aaron Katersky, Eric Strauss, Rachel Katz, Gina Sunseri, J Gabriel Ware, Bonnie McLean, Alex Stone, Arielle Mitropoulos, Michael Kreisel and Christine Theodorou contributed to this report.

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