Trump weighs blocking U.S. citizens coming home if coronavirus infection feared
By David Shepardson and Ted Hesson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is considering a measure to block U.S. citizens and permanent residents from returning home if they are suspected of being infected with the new coronavirus, a senior U.S.
coronavirus infection feared" src="https://images.firstpost.com/wp-content/uploads/reuters/08-2020/11/2020-08-10T231637Z_1_LYNXNPEG791T7_RTROPTP_2_HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-USA.jpg" alt="Trump weighs blocking US citizens coming home if coronavirus infection feared" width="300" height="225" />
By David Shepardson and Ted Hesson
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is considering a measure to block U.S. citizens and permanent residents from returning home if they are suspected of being infected with the new coronavirus , a senior U.S. official confirmed to Reuters.
The official said a draft regulation, which has not been finalized and could change, would give the government authorization to block individuals who could “reasonably” be believed to have contracted COVID-19 or other diseases.
Trump has instituted a series of sweeping immigration restrictions since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, suspending some legal immigration and allowing U.S. border authorities to rapidly deport migrants caught at the border without standard legal processes.
Reuters reported in May that U.S. government officials were concerned that dual U.S.-Mexico citizens might flee to the United States if the coronavirus outbreak in Mexico worsened, putting more stress on U.S. hospitals.
The draft regulation, which was first reported by The New York Times on Monday, would be issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has played a lead role in the pandemic response, the senior official told Reuters.
A Trump pandemic task force was not expected to act on the proposal this week, although that timeline could change, the official said.
(Reporting by David Shepardson and Ted Hesson in Washington; Bhargav Acharya in Bengaluru; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)
This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.
Guinea president 'captured', govt dissolved, claim army putschists'; attack on presidential palace repulsed, say authorities
Reports suggest that they captured President Alpha Conde and dissolved the government, bust the ground situation remains unclear
NEW YORK (Reuters) -The price of cryptocurrencies plunged and crypto trading was delayed on Tuesday, a day in which El Salvador ran into snags as the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. Shares of blockchain-related firms also fell as crypto stocks were hit by trading platform outages. But the major focus was on El Salvador, where the government had to temporarily unplug a digital wallet to cope with demand.
By Joseph White and Sanjana Shivdas (Reuters) -The head of Apple Inc's car project, Doug Field, is going to work for Ford Motor Co to lead the automaker's advanced technology and embedded systems efforts, a hiring coup for Ford Chief Executive Jim Farley.