COVID-19 Case In Refugee Camp At Southern Border ‘Could Potentially Be Catastrophic’: Report

COVID-19 Case In Refugee Camp At Southern Border ‘Could Potentially Be Catastrophic’: Report


A refugee camp along the U.S. southern border faces its first confirmed case of COVID-19 as 2,000 people await their immigration court dates, according to a non-governmental medical organization.

Global Response Management, a nonprofit that provides emergency medical care to underserved areas, released a statement Tuesday about the positive case. “The presence of COVID-19 in an already vulnerable population exposed to the elements could potentially be catastrophic,” the group said.

While the positive case presents a clear danger, three of the patient’s family members tested negative with two other tests pending, according to the statement. (RELATED: REPORT: Denver Nuggets Close Practice Facility After Multiple Coronavirus Cases)

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MATAMOROS, MEXICO - DECEMBER 09: Immigrant children break a birthday pinata at a camp for asylum seekers on December 09, 2019 in the border town of Matamoros, Mexico. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Immigrant children break a birthday pinata at a camp for asylum seekers on December 09, 2019 in the border town of Matamoros, Mexico. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Due to President Trump’s controversial “Remain in Mexico” policy for those seeking asylum, the 2,000 people at the camp are currently awaiting

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