Trump is ‘considering’ travel ban after a deadly day for Brazil
President Donald Trump stated that he is taking a travel ban on Brazil into consideration as a result of the largest country of South America recorded a catastrophic day as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are considering it. We hope that we are not going to have a problem. I don’t want people coming over here and infecting our people. I don’t want people over there sick either. We are helping Brazil with ventilators … Brazil is having some trouble, no question about it,” Trump told reporters at the White House late Tuesday.
His response emerged shortly after Brazil’s daily death toll from the coronavirus surged to a record of 1,179 on Tuesday, CNBC reported.
Prior to the current situation, the highest number of recorded losses of lives in Brazil had been 881 deaths on May 12, as reported by Reuters.
As of now more than 271,000 people have been affected by Covid-19 in Brazil, with 17,983 deaths nationwide, as per data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Brazil has recorded the third-highest number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the world, behind the U.S. and Russia, respectively.
(Reference: CNBC)(Image source: Alex Wong | Getty Images)