Transcript for Trump suspends non-citizen travel to US from Brazil
To Washington now and the latest on president trump's response to the coronavirus emergency. The president banning travel to the U.S. From Brazil where cases of covid-19 are surging. Rachel Scott is joining us with more from Washington. Rachel, good morning to you. Reporter: Whit, good morning. Brazil is another hot spot facing travel restrictions into the U.S. The white house says this new travel ban is aimed at preventing new infections and protecting American lives, and we know this is something the president was considering over the last week. He told reporters he does not want travelers coming here to the U.S. And infecting Americans. White house officials say this is likely temporary. It will go into effect on Thursday night and does not apply to U.S. Citizens. Now, Brazil is second only to the U.S. With the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, more than 300,000 there, and the trump administration has already banned certain travelers from other hot spots including China and much of Europe, but these travel restrictions have been known to spark chaos, prompting travelers to book flights to the U.S. Before it goes into effect. Whit? Rachel, this latest move comes as the president continues his push to re-open the country as the death toll here in the U.S. Approaches 100,000. Reporter: That's exactly right, whit. Flags flying at half staff at the white house as we reach that grim milestone but the president spent much of his weekend on the golf course, returning for the first time in 75 days. Today he will head to Baltimore to honor fallen troops. The mayor in that city though urging the president to reconsider this visit, saying it contradicts the local stay-at-home orders and puts a strain on safety resources. Whit? Rachel Scott in Washington, our thanks to you.
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