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Washington, May 24 (Canadian-Media): Worsening of the coronavirus pandemic in Latin America’s largest nation and economy caused United States (U.S.) President Donald Trump to suspend travel from Brazil to the U.S., media reports said.
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According to the president’s order, published Sunday, effective May 28 at 11:59 pm ET entry is denied to "all aliens” who were in Brazil two weeks prior to their attempted entry into the United States.
World Health Organization warns that the epicenter of the pandemic has shifted from Europe and the U.S. to South America, as Brazil has rapidly become one of the hardest hit countries in the world.
Brazil presents more than 347,000 confirmed cases of the virus and at least 22,013 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
In terms of total positive cases of COVID-19 pandemic, United States is harder hit at this point.