The president of the United States, Donald Trump, toughened trips to the country after the death of the first coronavirus patient in the country, prohibiting the entry of all those who have visited Iran in the last 14 days and did not rule out restricting access also by The border with Mexico.
Trump said there are currently 22 patients detected by the health system in the US, four of them are “very sick” and 15 have recovered completely or are in different phases of their healing, so they were allowed to return to their homes.
After hearing the news of the first victim in America, Donald Trump ordered to ban entry to the United States of all those who have visited Iran in the last 14 days.RELATED
Mexican border restrictions?
In addition, Donald Trump said he is evaluating “very seriously” to impose restrictions on entry to his country through the border with Mexico, where the government of Coahuila, the state of northeastern Mexico, confirmed on Saturday the fourth case of coronavirus in the country.
“We are also thinking of the southern border, yes, we are thinking of (restricting entry to the country from) the southern border,” he said during a press conference at the White House.
These announcements are added to the announcement on February 2 to veto entry to the United States of foreigners from China to prevent the spread of the coronavirus throughout the country.
Donald Trump said that this “prompt” measure of his Government “saved lives” and that, despite the great initial opposition, it was a “wise” decision that led to a slowdown in the spread of the virus in the US.
No “non-essential trips”
Given the current situation, Vice President Mike Pence, appointed by Trump as head of operations to control the spread of the virus, called for calm and said that the “average citizen” should not worry and go to buy masks due to the coronavirus.
In this regard, health authorities said that at this time the risk of epidemic is “low,” although they acknowledged that it is a situation that can “change rapidly.”
Therefore, Pence recommended not visiting areas of Italy and Korea where there are outbreaks of this disease, while the CDC raised its warning and urged to avoid “non-essential trips” to these two countries, plus Iran and China.
More than 60 cases
The CDC reported four possible new cases of coronavirus in the US, two in the state of Washington, one in Oregon and one in California, three of which were from an unknown source, as the patients had not taken trips or been in contact. with someone else who knows she is sick.
To the 22 cases detected in the United States, we must add the three people who were transferred from China, where they were diagnosed with the disease, and 44 more who were on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was anchored in Japan and were repatriated to the country last week after disembarking from the ship.