Coronavirus: US Embassy, Consulates in India cancel all visa appointments

The US Embassy and Consulates in India have cancelled all visa appointments from March 16 in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.

US President Donald Trump on Friday officially declared a nationwide emergency that he said would give states and territories obtain to up to $50 billion in federal money to overcome coronavirus.

A statement issued by the US Embassy right here said, “US Mission India posts, in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, are cancelling immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments from March 16, 2020, onward.”

“Your visa appointment stands as cancelled. Once Mission India resumes frequent consular operations, appointments will be built accessible and you will be equipped to reschedule,” it said.

The fatal virus, which has killed about 5,000 men and women globally, has spread to 46 of the 50 US states, with just about 2,000 scenarios getting reported from across the place.