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Mon Apr 20, 2020, 04:45 PM

Deported from U.S., man infects 14 migrants with coronavirus in northern Mexico

Source: Reuters


Deported from U.S., man infects 14 migrants with coronavirus in northern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least 15 migrants from several countries tested positive for coronavirus at a northern Mexico shelter, Tamaulipas state authorities said on Monday, adding that a man carrying the virus and deported from Houston had infected most of the others.

A Mexican man deported at the McAllen-Reynosa border has also tested positive, the Tamaulipas state health department said in a statement.

In recent weeks, concerns have mounted about the spread of the highly contagious virus through deportation proceedings.

Guatemala President Alejandro Giammattei said on Sunday a total of 50 migrants deported by the United States to the Central American country had tested positive for coronavirus.

The 15 migrants who have tested positive for coronavirus have been placed in isolation, health officials in Tamaulipas said, adding that they would continue testing the rest of the migrants in the shelter in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, where crime is rampant.

Reporting by Diego Ore, Writing by Julia Love, Editing by Frank Jack Daniel and Richard Chang


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Mon Apr 20, 2020, 05:07 PM

1. Yikes. My heart goes out to the victims in Mexico. What about his exposure to Americans while...

he was in America? Did he infect the agents who picked him up, the magistrate and court officers, the court reporters and all, the border patrol jail workers and/or other border patrol agents responsible for running the jail, those that transported the sickened person to the US border, etc.?

Idiots on the US side should be checking out their prisoners to ensure that all they work w/ in their sphere of operations are safe too (and other US citizens that hung around w/ the deportee prior to him being sent back, etc.). These border patrol people are like picking up live ammo off the ground and not properly handling it.

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