Due to a recent increase in cases within Brazil, President Donald Trump is suspending travel between America and the South American nation.
“All aliens” who were in Brazil two weeks prior to their attempt to gain entry into the United States will be denied beginning May 28.
The White House press secretary issued a statement explaining the purpose of the change was to “protect our country:”
Today, the President has taken decisive action to protect our country by suspending the entry of aliens who have been in Brazil during the 14-day period before seeking admittance to the United States. As of May 23, 2020, Brazil had 310,087 confirmed cases of COVID-19, which is the third-highest number of confirmed cases in the world. Today’s action will help ensure foreign nationals who have been in Brazil do not become a source of additional infections in our country. These new restrictions do not apply to the flow of commerce between the United States and Brazil.
“We’ve seen many South American countries with increasing numbers of cases and clearly there’s a concern across many of those countries, but certainly the most affected is Brazil at this point,”said executive director of the W.H.O.’s emergencies program, Mike Ryan.
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