U.S. to Suspend Travel from Brazil as Situation Worsens in South America

By Kurt Stolz on 24 May 2020
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A street in São Paulo, Brazil

The U.S. government Sunday announced a ban on travel to the United States from Brazil as the coronavirus crisis there worsens.

Brazil became the world’s No. 2 hotspot for novel coronavirus cases on Friday, second only to the United States, overtaking Russia.  Health officials there reported that 332,382 people have been infected by the virus as of Friday.

President Donald Trump issued an order that denies entry to “all aliens” or non-U.S. residents and citizens who were in Brazil within two weeks of their planned entry into the United States.

The order will take effect on May 28, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Brazil reported almost 358,000 cases of the novel coronavirus as of Sunday, an increase of over 10,000 just in the past day.  The death toll there is 22,500.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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