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Global IOM COVID-19 response appeal (as of 15 April 2020)

— theme: Labour migration policy
— country: Global
— type: Guidelines

On 31 December 2019, a cluster of pneumonia of unknown origin was reported in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of the People’s Republic of China. On 11 March, the Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the illness known as Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) a pandemic. As of 14 April, more than 1.84 million cases and over 117,000 deaths have been reported in worldwide.* The COVID-19 pandemic has also resulted in travel restrictions bringing international mobility to a rapid standstill. As of 9 April, almost 46,000 restrictions on mobility have been put into effect by governments worldwide in order to contain and reduce the spread of COVID-19.**

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