Coronavirus live news: Madrid public health director resigns in protest at lockdown easing

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Russia overtakes Germany and France after record rise in cases; international tourism to plunge 80%; France to keep borders closed until 15 June

Trump said his administration is talking to Republican senators about the work visa issue.

Four Republican senators sent a letter earlier urging the US president to suspend all new guest worker visas for 60 days and certain categories of new guest work visas for at least a year, until unemployment returns to normal levels.
Trump added he wants to ease international travel restrictions at the appropriate time.

“Something happened,” Trump told US reporters in the Oval Office when asked about the theory that the coronavirus was released from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

“Probably it was incompetence. Somebody was stupid,” the US president added during a meeting with the Texas governor.
It comes after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed he had seen “enormous evidence” that the virus had originated at the lab. China has denied the claims.

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