50 migrants deported from US test positive, says Guatemala

50 migrants deported from US test positive, says Guatemala

Guatemala:

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said on Sunday a total of 50 migrants deported by the United States to Guatemala

have tested positive for coronavirus, including 14 sent to the Central American nation on a Tuesday flight.

Most of the deportees that have tested positive for coronavirus arrived from the United States on a Monday flight.

Four others who tested positive arrived in March.

Giammattei said, bring the total to 289 cases and seven deaths.

In total, Guatemala registered 32 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours

and who tested positive today,” said Giammattei.

returnees are bringing the virus with them and could infect remote communities.

The April 14 flight came from Brownsville, Texas and was carrying 109

deportees, including 91 adults and 18 minors

I want to emphasize that 14 of these 32 cases are people that were deported on a flight on April 14 and who tested positive today,”

according to Guatemalan migration authorities.

It is not clear where the deportees contracted the infection.

The United States said on Thursday the Centers for Disease Control and

Prevention had sent a mission to assess the situation and test the migrants,

who remain in quarantine in a hospital.

Covid-19 Risks in Guatemala:

In total, Guatemala registered 32 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours

Guatemala temporarily suspended flights deporting migrants from the

United States on Thursday after reports of the mass infection.

“I want to emphasize that 14 of these 32 cases are people that were deported on a flight on April 14 and who tested positive today,”

The April 14 flight came from Brownsville, Texas and was carrying 109 deportees, including 91 adults and 18 minors.

Giammattei said, bring the total to 289 cases and seven deaths.

It is not clear where the deportees contracted the infection

Rohith Kukkadapu

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