Trump says considering travel ban on Brazil over coronavirus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is considering imposing a ban on travel from Brazil, which has the world's third highest number of people infected by the novel coronavirus.

Reuters May 20, 2020 03:10:32 IST
Trump says considering travel ban on Brazil over coronavirus

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is considering imposing a ban on travel from Brazil, which has the world's third highest number of people infected by the novel coronavirus .

"We are considering it," Trump told reporters at the White House.

"I don't want people coming over here and infecting our people. I don't want people over there sick either. We're helping Brazil with ventilators. ... Brazil is having some trouble, no question about it," Trump added.

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Chris Reese)

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