Washington: The White House said that President Donald Trump suspended travel from Brazil on Sunday, and Brazil has become a major new hot spot for the coronavirus pandemic.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said that African Americans who had lived in Brazil in the 14 days before seeking to enter the United States could not come to the United States. Trade is not affected by the new rules.
In a statement, she said: “Today’s actions will help ensure that foreigners living in Brazil will not be a source of additional infections in our country.”
Brazil has more than 360,000 confirmed cases and is currently the second largest in the world after the United States. It has recorded more than 22,000 deaths.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (Jair Bolsonaro) is Trump’s political ally. His outspoken, politically incorrect, is called “Tropical Trump”.
And, just like Trump, Bolsonaro downplayed the health crisis, famously compared the virus to the “little flu”, and believed that measures to stay at home unnecessarily hurt the largest in Latin America Economy.
Brazil disapproves of Trump’s move.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement: “This decision … is the same as the previous measure, which suspended the actions of other countries affected by COVID-19 (including China, Iran, the United Kingdom and Ireland and the Schengen area of the European Union) Travel. “A statement.
Due to the pandemic, Brazil itself has banned foreigners from entering the country.