Trump blocks travel from Brazil after coronavirus cases surge

Trump blocks travel from Brazil after coronavirus cases surge

As of Sunday evening, Brazil had more than 347,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

McEnany also questioned why the media wasn't outraged after "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski claimed the president was responsible for 100,000 deaths in a reference to the coronavirus death toll.

The announcement came days after President Donald Trump said he is considering imposing a halt on all travel coming from Latin America and Brazil amid worsening coronavirus outbreaks in the region.

The Trump administration said it is suspending entry to the USA by anyone who has been in the coronavirus-stricken country in the past 14 days.

"Ignore the hysteria from the press", tweeted Filipe Martins, Bolsonaro's special adviser on global affairs, adding it's the same as Trump's restrictions on travel from China, Iran and much of Europe. This past Wednesday, Trump said he had been considering restrictions to travel from Brazil.

As of Sunday afternoon, Brazil has recorded 347,398 COVID-19 infections, a figure only shadowed by the US, which has registered 1,632,721, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

APIB has recorded more than 980 officially confirmed cases of coronavirus and at least 125 deaths, which suggests a mortality rate of 12.6% - compared to the national rate of 6.4%. Green card holders, close relatives of USA citizens and flight crew members, among select others, would be exempt.

BRAZIL-HEALTH-VIRUS-AIRPORT
Members of the Brazilian navy disinfecting Tom Jobim Galeao International Airport in Rio de Janeiro

On Sunday May 24, 2020, the White House issued a Presidential Proclamation (Proclamation) suspending the entry of travelers who have recently been to Brazil.

The new travel restrictions will not affect bilateral trade, she said.

A White House spokeswoman said yesterday the restrictions would help ensure new cases are not brought into the US.

National security adviser Robert O'Brien earlier on Sunday told CBS' "Face the Nation" he hoped the move could be reconsidered at some point. "Brazil has gone more or less herd, and they're having problems".

Trump signed an order today which denies entry to the United States to "all aliens" who were in Brazil.

Brazil's President has downplayed the severity of the virus and over the weekend was seen with anti-lockdown protestors in the nation's capital.

"There is nothing specific against Brazil", tweeted Filipe Martins, an adviser on global affairs to Bolsonaro.

Related Articles

  • Novavax begins clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine in Australia

    Novavax begins clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine in Australia

    "We look forward to sharing the clinical results in July and, if promising, quickly initiating the phase 2 portion of the trial". A randomized controlled trial will include 130 healthy people between the ages of 18-59 during the new coronavirus vaccine test.
    India is hit by worst plague of locusts for three decades

    India is hit by worst plague of locusts for three decades

    Tractor mounted sprayers and fire-tender vehicles deployed at various locations are being used in locust control. One reason for this was the uncontrolled swarms of the previous season in Pakistan that breed continuously.
    NHLPA authorizes further negotiations for 24-team playoffs

    NHLPA authorizes further negotiations for 24-team playoffs

    Earlier this week, the league and NHLPA issued extensive protocols once players are allowed to return to their facilities. The 2019-20 campaign was halted with 189 games left on the slate, while clubs had played anywhere from 68 to 71 contests.
  • Care home coronavirus deaths surge past 11000

    Care home coronavirus deaths surge past 11000

    But don't despair too much because in large part these deaths are the product of a registration anomaly. The total number of deaths registered across England and Wales in the week ending 15 May was 14,573.
    Spain announces 10-day mourning period for coronavirus victims

    Spain announces 10-day mourning period for coronavirus victims

    The husband and wife were joined by their daughters Leonor, 14, and Sofia, 13, at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. We will honour their lives as is fitting with an official ceremony, ' she said, without specifying a date.

    How Technology Changed Gaming

    They are as popular as Fortnite’s second chapter that, according to techradar.com , will be talked about for some time. The gaming industry as a whole now has games with demanding graphics that can be played on a phone as well as on a computer.
  • Cuomo to Washington: 'Stop Abusing New York'

    Cuomo to Washington: 'Stop Abusing New York'

    In line with Cuomo's announcement, Newsweek pointed that local, county and state pension funds will pay for the benefits. "He said we'll talk next week", Cuomo said.
    Tom Cruise's Outer Space-Shot Movie Finds Its Director in Doug Liman

    Tom Cruise's Outer Space-Shot Movie Finds Its Director in Doug Liman

    It is earlier verified that the project is entirely new, and it does not have any connection with Cruise's Mission: Impossible 7 . What the film will actually be about remains to be seen, but we now know who's involved with the movie alongside Cruise.
    India reports biggest ever spike in Coronavirus cases

    India reports biggest ever spike in Coronavirus cases

    The state, which had gone down below 20, and did not report even a single new case in a day, now has 847 confirmed infections. Nearly half of the complete coronavirus cases - 8,324 patients were released from the hospital after recovery in the state.
  • NASA, SpaceX make final preparations for historic launch

    NASA, SpaceX make final preparations for historic launch

    SpaceX , the Falcon 9 and the Dragon capsule have of course been to the ISS before, on several robotic ISS resupply missions. The sun rises with SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule sitting atop a Falcon 9 rocket at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
    Out of the house: Democrat Biden makes first campaign stop in weeks

    Out of the house: Democrat Biden makes first campaign stop in weeks

    During the radio interview, recorded on Thursday, the popular host had challenged Biden over his long history on race issues. Biden and his wife, Jill, both wore black face masks in their first outdoor appearances during the coronavirus pandemic.
    Samsung Galaxy A31 to launch in India on June 4

    Samsung Galaxy A31 to launch in India on June 4

    On the connectivity front, it supports dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 5, GPS, GLONASS, Samsung Pay, dual-SIM and USB Type-C port. We can get to know more details in the coming days as it is said to be launched as early as next week.