Nevada lawmakers have pumped the brakes on their emergency special session because someone in the legislative building has tested positive for the coronavirus.Gov. Steve Sisolak has convened the session so lawmakers can balance the state budget amid a projected $1.2 billion shortfall stemming from the economic damage of the pandemic.But on Friday staff members announced that someone in the building is infected with the virus, though the person shows no symptoms.On Saturday, 13 Nevada lawmakers decided they would now participate remotely in the emergency session and both chambers agreed to recess until Monday morning. That will give time for legislators time to get tested and staff to answer a long list of questions that lawmakers have asked in hearings.TAIPEI, Taiwan Taiwan has wrapped up an annual film festival with an awards ceremony as it stages more public events after keeping its coronavirus outbreak to a few hundred cases.Actors and others lined up for photo shoots with no social distancing Saturday night, and participants didn’t wear face masks in historic Zhongshan Hall in the capital of the self governing island off China’s east coast.Government officials say there have been 451 confirmed coronavrius cases and seven deaths on the island, which has a population of about 23 million people.Also on Saturday, a baseball game in the city of Taichung drew more than 10,000 fans for the first time this season.LITTLE ROCK, Ark.State health officials said Saturday that the total for COVID 19 cases now stood at 27,864.
The 130 page document will abolish the route into the UK for unskilled migrants and instead award points to applicants if they have skilled job offers, speak English and meet minimum salary thresholds.The new system will mean that EU citizens, including criminals, will be treated in the same way as migrants from the rest of the world with businesses expected to do more to recruit British workers and end their reliance on cheap foreign labour.And it will give the Government powers to exclude or deport any foreign criminal who has received a prison sentence of more than a year.Border Force and immigration officials will also be able to bar foreign migrants found guilty of serious harm even if they have been sentenced to less than a year in jail as well as persistent offenders such as prolific thieves, burglars and pickpockets.Anyone seeking to enter Britain who is judged “not conducive to the public good” could also be barred under the new criminality rules, a clause that will allow ministers to reject applications from hate preachers or others who might stir up social tensions.”Because of our EU membership, we have been powerless to stop criminals coming in,” said a source.Home Office figures show the number of deportation orders served on foreign criminals has dropped by nearly 2,000 from 5,218 in 2015 to 3,225 last year amid legal challenges over human rights and countries refusing to take them back.The current EU definition only allows convicted criminals from the EU to be excluded on a case by case basis if they present “a genuine, present and sufficiently serious threat affecting one of the fundamental interests of society.”It also explicitly says “previous criminal convictions shall not in themselves constitute grounds” for excluding or removing EU citizens.The moves were welcomed by Mark Francois MP, chair of the Conservative’s European Research Group, who said: “One of the advantages of leaving the EU is that it allows us to take back control of our own borders, as approved by Parliament. “This also means we can bar people who may be a danger to public safety from coming here. The Home Secretary should be commended for having progressed this rapidly and thus fulfilling one of the commitments in the Conservative party’s general election manifesto.”Dr Ben Greening, executive director of Migration Watch, welcomed more consistent rules for deporting foreign criminals but warned: “It is also vital that the provisions once enacted are followed with effective enforcement.Skilled EU and non EU migrants will have to earn 70 points to be eligible to work in the UK.50 of those points have to be gained by having a job offer from an approved employer, speaking English and from the prospective job being at the skill level of A level or above.