The White Home on Sunday introduced a ban on non-citizens travelling from Brazil to the US.
The Trump administration stated it’s suspending entry to the US by anybody who has been within the coronavirus-stricken nation up to now 14 days.
“The potential for undetected transmission of the virus by contaminated people searching for to enter the US from the Federative Republic of Brazil threatens the safety of our transportation system and infrastructure and the nationwide safety,” President Trump stated in a proclamation.
“I’ve decided that it’s within the pursuits of the US to take motion to limit and droop the entry into the US, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of all aliens who had been bodily current throughout the Federative Republic of Brazil in the course of the 14-day interval previous their entry or tried entry into the US.”
After originating in China and touring overseas to ravage nations together with Italy, Spain and the US, the coronavirus has gained a toehold in Brazil to terrifying impact.
As of Sunday afternoon, Brazil had seen 347,398 confirmed cases of the illness in accordance to Johns Hopkins College, probably the most reported in any nation on this planet aside from the US.
The South American nation has additionally misplaced 22,013 residents to the pandemic.
White Home Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany stated that the transfer is meant to hold Brazil’s bout with the bug from spilling over into the US, however careworn that the commerce between the 2 nations gained’t be impacted.
“Immediately’s motion will assist guarantee international nationals who’ve been in Brazil don’t change into a supply of further infections in our nation,” stated McEnany in an announcement. “These new restrictions don’t apply to the circulate of commerce between the US and Brazil.”