COVID-19: The US is Willing to Issue Work Visas to Doctors and Nurses Around the World

The United States is willing to issue work visas to doctors and nurses around the world. This is part of the measures to strengthen the health system to contain COVID-19 in the country.

Willing Medical professionals were asked to apply for work visas at the nearest US Embassy. Also, the government in a statement published on Friday advised foreign medical professionals already working the US to negotiate with their sponsor on a programme extension.

“We encourage medical professionals seeking to work in the United States on a work or exchange visitor, particularly those working to treat or mitigate the effect of COVID-19 to reach out to the nearest embassy or consulate to request a visa appointment.

“For those foreign medical professionals already working in the United States, J-1 Allien Physicians (Medical residents) may consult with their programme sponsors, ECFMG, to extend their programme in the United States. Generally,  a J-1 programme for a foreign medical resident can be extended one year at a time for up to seven years.”

WHO update for COVID-19 on Friday, 63, 570 people were infected with the virus and 884 people dead. This leaves the US to become the epicentre of the pandemic.