Coronavirus crisis: US to detail restrictions along Mexico border


The US expected to announce new restrictions on the border with Mexico on Friday in an attempt to stem the spread of the coronavirus – two days after President Trump said the northern border with Canada will be temporarily closed to non-essential traffic.

“We’re looking at both our northern and our southern border,” acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told reporters at the White House.

“We want to make sure that cargo continues, trade continues, heath care workers continue to be able to traverse that border. But tourism, some recreational activities and other things needs to stop during this crisis,” he added.

On Thursday, Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard he proposed measures to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that “won’t paralyze economic activity and keep the border open to commerce and work.”

He promised details on Friday.

The top US diplomat said on Twitter that he was working closely with his Mexican counterpart “on travel restrictions that balance

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