Saturday, June 6, 2020

Thousands Continue To Cross US-Mexico Border Despite Travel Ban, Raising Fears Of More COVID-19 Cases

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Despite a ban on non-essential travel between the United States and Mexico due to the coronavirus, thousands of people are still traveling across the southern border with few health checks.
Thousands of cars are reported to be traveling to San Diego from the Mexican city of Tijuana, according to ABC News. Those crossing the border include Mexican workers entering the United States, dual citizens, American retirees and foreign nationals crossing illegally.
Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced plans to indefinitely extend its border restrictions, which only permits essential travel, until it was determined “that the danger of further introduction of Covid-19 into the United States has ceased to be a danger to the public health.” The travel ban first went into effect in March, when both the northern and southern borders were closed off to all non-essential travel.
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However, border crossings are still occurring in large numbers with little screening, as border officials are reportedly taking temperatures of drivers only if they exhibit clear symptoms, according to Fox News. The lack of widespread testing and reporting, however, has raised concerns about the virus traveling back and forth between cities along the US-Mexico border.
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