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EIG COVID-19 Update | August 5, 2020

August 5, 2020

With our mission to uncomplicate the complicated, we’ve always thought of our work in immigration as people-first. Our goal is for these emails to make sense of the changes happening across the world. Please share these updates with your colleagues who may find this information helpful, too.

International Updates

Australia | In Victoria, the government will strictly enforce the isolation orders for anyone who has contracted COVID-19. The government is deploying the military and may issue fines. Earlier this week, they imposed a curfew and other restrictions on movement and business operations.
Case Update: 411 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/8/05 3:00 PM CEST

France | Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has said she wants to make face masks mandatory in certain outdoor areas pending approval from the Paris prefecture.
Case Update: 965 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/8/05 3:00 PM CEST

Germany | The government has lifted the travel warning for four coastal provinces of Turkey, Antalya, Izmir, Aydin, and Mugla.
Case Update: 741 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/8/05 3:00 PM CEST

Oman | From Saturday, the domestic ban on inter-country travel and the nightly curfew will end. The full lockdown in Dhofar will continue.
Case Update: 590 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/8/05 3:00 PM CEST

The Philippines | With a 24-hour notice, the government has reinstated an immediate, partial lockdown in Luzon.
Case Update: 6,263 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/8/05 3:00 PM CEST

Switzerland | Travelers from Romania, Singapore, and Spain will now be required to self-quarantine, a decision that will add Spain to the list of countries with a higher rate of COVID-19 spread.
Case Update: 130 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/8/05 3:00 PM CEST

Turkey | Following a rise in coronavirus cases, the government has introduced new inspection and enforcement rules.
Case Update: 1,083 confirmed cases. Last updated: 2020/8/05 3:00 PM CEST

In this week’s Immigration Nerds podcast, journalist and author Jessica Goudeau meets us at the mic to talk about her new book, After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America.

Immigrants and refugees have been central to America’s identity for centuries—yet America has periodically turned its back at the times of greatest humanitarian need.

After the Last Border is an intimate look at the lives of two refugee women as they struggle for the 21st century American dream in Austin, Texas. This story goes beyond policy and politics to introduce us to the people.

 

We will continue to send updates daily or as more COVID-19-related news is available. If you have questions about anything we’re reporting above or in past updates or want to hear more about a different topic, just reply to let us know. If you have specific questions, please contact your employer or EIG attorney.