US President Donald Trump has said he will be signing an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States.

The US president says he will sign an order halting immigration to protect jobs in the country as coronavirus spreads.

The president announced this on his official Twitter handle.

“In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!”