JN / Agencies
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The President of the United States, Donald Trump, this Sunday decreed a ban on entry into the country of all foreigners who have been in Brazil in the 14 days prior to the attempted entry, due to the covid-19 pandemic.
"I determined that it is in the country's interest to take measures to restrict and suspend entry into the United States, as immigrants or non-immigrants, of all foreigners who were physically present in Brazil during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry. in the United States ", says the American President in the order decreed today.
The measure aims to limit the spread of the new coronavirus when the numbers in the United States begin to slow down, since Brazil is now one of the largest global outbreaks of the pandemic, being already the second country with the highest number of cases – more than 347 thousand – and at least 22,013 officially confirmed deaths.
"Today's action will help to ensure that foreigners who have been to Brazil do not become an additional source of infections in our country," said White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany, stressing, however, that "these new restrictions do not apply to the flow of trade between the U.S. and Brazil. "
The official announcement confirmed the indication already expressed in the last few hours by White House national security adviser Robert O "Brien, who stressed that the Trump administration would" take all necessary measures to protect the American people "at a time in which the country already records close to 100 thousand deaths associated with covid-19.
The United States, which is the country with the most deaths (97,087) and the most confirmed cases of infection (more than 1.6 million), has suspended flights from China, most countries in the European Union and the United Kingdom, to as the pandemic spread.
Brazil, with more than 22 thousand deaths and 347 thousand cases, is the second country in the world in number of infections, while Russia, which counts 3,388 deaths, is the third, with more than 335 thousand.
Globally, according to a report by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already caused more than 343,000 deaths and infected more than 5.3 million people in 196 countries and territories.