US lawsuit demands undocumented immigrants freed due to virus Mar 27, 2020 0 2119 12345 LOS ANGELES: Undocumented immigrants detained in the United States at higher risk of coronavirus due to their age or medical condition launched an appeal in federal court on Wednesday for their release.The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco on behalf of 13 detainees, said “crowded and unsanitary conditions” in immigration prisons would make migrants even more susceptible to the disease.“There is no valid justification for locking up immigrants and putting their lives at risk,” said public defender Manohar Raju.“This is an unprecedented crisis that compels us to take swift action before it’s too late.”The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, the nation’s largest human rights organisation. It said on Wednesday that one of the plaintiffs had already been released. On Tuesday, the first coronavirus case in a detention center was reported -- a 31-year-old Mexican in New Jersey. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Germany ramps up Covid-19 tests to 500,000 a week Mar 27, 2020 0 83 London hospitals facing ‘tsunami’ of COVID-19 patients: NHS bosses Mar 27, 2020 0 1490 Spain’s virus deaths surge above 4,000 Mar 27, 2020 0 72 Switzerland virus cases top 10,000 GENEVA: Switzerland on Thursday joined the small group of countries to declare more than 10,000 officially-recorded cases of COVID-19, as it launched plans to start tracking crowd build-ups through mobile phone data. .. UK pledges extra £210 million to search for virus vaccine LONDON: Britain on Thursday announced an extra £210 million ($251 million, 227 million euros) towards the global fund to find a coronavirus vaccine, taking its total contribution to £544 million. “While our brilliant .. US offers $15 mn reward for arrest of Venezuela’s Maduro Washington: The United States will offer $15 million for information leading to the arrest of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on drug-trafficking charges, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday. Pompeo .. ‘US virus deaths may top 80,000 despite confinement’ AFP PARIS COVID-19 could lead to more than 80,000 deaths in the US and overwhelm hospital capacity nationally as soon as early April even if social distancing measures are respected, new research showed on Thursday. The .. Italian town jubilant as 101-year-old man beats Covid-19 disease ROME: Italy, a country in the grip of the world’s worst novel coronavirus epidemic, celebrated on Thursday the remarkable recovery of 101-year-old man from the Covid-19 disease. The man, identified only as Mr P, was ..