NEWS: The Trump Administration is looking at cutting off travel from Brazil amid #coronavirus pandemic, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien tells @margbrennan. See more of O'Brien's interview at 10:30 am EST today on @FacetheNation pic.twitter.com/IUo21QeYob
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The U.S. on Sunday broadened its travel ban against countries. Hard-hit by the coronavirus by denying admission to travelers from Brazil. President Donald Trump had already banned travel from Europe and China. He said last week that he was considering similar restrictions for Brazil. The US leads the world in the number of confirmed cases, followed by Brazil, now Latin America’s hardest-hit country. The ban on travel from Brazil takes effect late Thursday. As with the other bans, it does not apply to legal permanent residents of the United States.
A spouse, parent, or child of a US citizen or legal permanent resident also would allow entering the country. The country has reported more than 347,000 COVID-19 cases. It also has recorded more than 22,000 deaths, fifth-most in the world. The US has the highest number of infections, at more than 1.6 million, and has seen more than 97,000 deaths. Earlier on Sunday, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien told that a decision to suspend. Entry for travelers arriving from Country was likely. O’Brien said, “We hope that’ll be temporary, but because of the situation in Brazil. We’re going to take every step necessary to protect the American people”.
Trump said on Tuesday he was considering imposing a ban on travel from Brazil. He said, “I don’t want people coming over here and infecting our people. I don’t want people over there sick either. We´re helping Brazil with ventilators. Brazil is having some trouble, no question about it”. O’Brien said the United States will look at restrictions for other countries. In the Southern Hemisphere on a country-by-country basis.
Trump suspended entry of most travelers from China, where the outbreak began, in January. In early March, he imposed travel restrictions on people coming from Europe. A U.S. government official said on Friday a proposal to add Brazil to a list of countries that face a bar. Nearly all non-U.S. citizens from entering the United States had gone through an interagency review and could act on in the coming days by Trump.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has pushed back against state governors. Who tried to impose limits on people’s movements and commerce. Opposition lawmakers and other detractors have called for Bolsonaro’s impeachment. And have alleged criminal mishandling of the response to the virus.