The White House has disclosed that President Donald Trump on Sunday suspended travel from Brazil which is now the new hotspot in the coronavirus pandemic.
Brazil now has the second-biggest caseload in the world, after the United States. It has more than 360,000 confirmed cases, and registered more than 22,000 deaths.
AFP reports that White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, explained in statement that non-Americans who have been in Brazil in the 14-day period prior to when they seek admittance to the US cannot come to America.
“Today’s action will help ensure foreign nationals who have been in Brazil do not become a source of additional infections in our country,” she said in a statement.
Brazil had itself already barred foreigners from entering the country because of the pandemic.