EIG COVID-19 Update | May 1, 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

India | The government has extended the nationwide lockdown for another two weeks beyond the original deadline of May 4, while segmenting the country into red, green, and orange zones. In all zones, though, travel by air, rail, and public transportation, schools, restaurants and shopping centers, and houses of worship will remain closed.

Major cities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chenna, and Ahmedabad are classified as red zones and remain under strict lockdowns. Green zones will need to report no new cases for three weeks.
Case Update: 1,993 new cases, 275 daily change, Last updated: 2020/5/1,10:00 PM CEST

South Africa | President Cyril Ramaphosa has introduced new regulations to reopen the economy after five weeks of a strict lockdown.
Case Update: 297 new cases, -57 daily change, Last updated: 2020/5/1,10:00 PM CEST

Listen to the latest Erickson Immigration Group Immigration Nerds podcast on President Trump’s executive order proclamation, who will be impacted, and for how long. We’re continuing to share stories at the cross-section of immigration, culture, travel, and, for now, the coronavirus. If you have stories to share, we want to hear from you.

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.