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Pres. Donald Trump mulls Brazil travel ban after country's coronavirus cases spike

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President Donald Trump said he is considering imposing a travel ban on Brazil, following the South American country's deadliest day on record as a result of the coronavirus. "We are considering it. We hope that we are not going to have a problem," Trump told reporters at the White House late Tuesday.

President Donald Trump said he is considering imposing a travel ban on Brazil, following the South American country’s deadliest day on record as a result of the coronavirus.

“We are considering it. We hope that we are not going to have a problem,” Trump told reporters at the White House late Tuesday.

“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 added.

His comments came shortly after Brazil’s daily death toll from the coronavirus jumped to a record of 1,179 on Tuesday.

Prior to that, the highest number of recorded fatalities in South America’s largest country had been 881 deaths on May 12, Reuters reported.

To date, more than 271,000 people have contracted Covid-19 in Brazil, with 17,983 deaths nationwide, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

It has recorded the third-highest number of confirmed coronavirus infections globally, behind the U.S. and Russia, respectively.

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We should restrict ALL non-essential international travel! Why is this even a debate??

Author — Fufubunny iz100

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Well the US is the world leader in coronavirus...the rest of the world should be banning the US.

Author — Caged

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There shouldn't be any outside travel PERIOD!!!!

Author — Jane Doe

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Yeah. 
Don't come here folks...America is ground zero for this virus. 
It's US that YOU should keep out. 
We have a moron in charge so it's not gonna get better any time soon.

Author — CD_ Promo

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Who in their sane mind would want to travel to the US right now?

Author — Marcelo Alves

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WHY anyone would have an issue w travel ban to/from wherever, right now is insane. THIS isn't personal people. RELAX!

Author — Jan J

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JUST STOP TRAVELING DAMN IT, THAT'S WHAT GOT US INTO THIS MESS IN THE FIRST PLACE.

Author — Tiger Zero

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Why isn’t there a travel ban on the U.S? Only seems logical, since we do have more cases and deaths. Yet, they allow people to still travel outside the U.S? Smh

Author — BeeOne2K7

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Conservatives: The virus isn't serious. Let's open up quarantine and not wear PPE!
Also Conservatives: The virus is very serious and we should ban all international travel.

Author — David S

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You mean to say we've been letting people in to the US this entire time?

Author — Smitty Number1

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I love how 'Brazil's deadliest day' is less than America's daily infections and Brazil has 1/6 the cases that we do. So at what point should countries start banning travel from the US?

Author — Andrew Hershberger

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it’s ironic how people still travel then wonder why they got the virus. just stay inside wtf

Author — crystal

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THIS is about Trump and his ego. he could careless about the American people only his stock market and rich corporate America.STOP ALL TRAVEL DURING THIS PANDEMIC....

Author — Carmen Santana

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It’s surprising that China doesn’t have the highest confirmed cases

Author — Cheng yi Lu

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There should be a travel ban to everywhere!

Author — Gavin s

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I thought the Brazilian president said they were immune to it

Author — Cyber_Sparky _

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Why the hell is air travel allowed in general? It's one of the main reasons why the virus traveled so far in so little time. Trump had sufficient knowledge of the virus as early as December.

Author — John S

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We got problems they got problems. No need for international travel now

Author — Dustin Stein

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The world should ban flights to and from USA

Author — fairplayall

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Here’s a question. Where are you going? Everything is closed for the most part. Why do you wanna still travel internationally. Do you need those Instagram photos of you from behind making hand hearts that badly

Author — Mike F