US President Donald Trump arrives to participate in a joint press convention with Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro within the Rose Backyard on the White Home on March 19, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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President Donald Trump is suspending journey from Brazil to the U.S. because the coronavirus pandemic worsens in Latin America’s largest nation and economic system.
The president’s order, printed Sunday, denies entry to “all aliens” who have been in Brazil two weeks previous to their tried entry into the USA. The order takes impact Might 28 at 11:59 pm ET.
Brazil has quickly change into one of many hardest hit international locations on the earth because the World Well being Group warns that the epicenter of the pandemic has shifted from Europe and the U.S. to South America.
“We have seen many South American international locations with growing numbers of circumstances and clearly there is a concern throughout lots of these international locations, however definitely probably the most affected is Brazil at this level,” Mike Ryan, govt director of the WHO’s emergencies program, stated Friday throughout a information briefing on the group’s Geneva headquarters.
Brazil has greater than 347,000 confirmed circumstances of the virus and at the least 22,013 folks have died, in keeping with knowledge from Johns Hopkins College. At this level solely the USA is more durable hit by way of whole optimistic circumstances.
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly downplayed the virus, dismissing it as a “little flu” and attacking stay-at-home orders imposed by governors as a “crime.” He’s a detailed ideological ally of Trump.
Bolsonaro’s personal press secretary tested positive for the virus in March after attending a gathering with the Brazilian president and Trump at Mar-a-Lago. The incident raised concern in regards to the well being of Bolsonaro and Trump on the time, although each leaders have examined detrimental for the virus.