White House places a travel ban on Brazil due to COVID-19

The death toll in Brazil is climbing past 22,000, but with low testing rates, the number of cases could be higher.
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Matt, thank you. And the white house suspending travel from Brazil into the U.S. For all non-u.s. Citizens. Ian Pannell is in Mexico City tonight for us. Reporter: Tonight, the white house slapping a ban on all travel from Brazil, except for Americans. The country, now the second worst hit nation in the world, only after the U.S. The death toll in Brazil climbing past 22,000 but with testing low, the true number could be higher. The number of reported cases soaring past 360,000. Some hospitals and morgues are now at capacity. Even mass graves have been dug for the growing ranks of the dead. All this, as Brazil's president bolsonaro attended another massive anti-lockdown rally Sunday. At first wearing a mask but later taking it off, greeting supporters. And here in Mexico, the death toll continues to mount. Latin America is now the epicenter of this pandemic. And there are now spikes in border cities like Tijuana, just across from San Diego. Mexican officials believe travelers from the U.S. Are bringing the virus into the country. That there is so much traffic at she says. We are going to have another wave in a couple of weeks. Ian, you're hearing some locations popular with Americans are set to reopen soon, even though cases are still at their peak? Reporter: That's right, Tom. Despite the travel ban, we're seeing traffic and risk flowing in both directions. Mexico saying they plan to open places like cancun on June 1st, with strict measures in place. Thank you. And president trump threatening to pull the

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