The warning comes after the South American country became the nation with the second most cases of coronavirus.
Robert O’Brien told CBS he believed Sunday there will be a decision to suspend entry for thesecoming from Brazil. The country has become a hotspot № 2 for coronavirus cases. Brazil has registered more than 347,000 infected, while the United States has more than 1.6 million.
“We hope that this will be temporary, but due to the situation in Brazil, we will take every step, needed to protect the American people “, argues O’Brien.
He said restrictions for other countries in the Southern Hemisphere would be considered for each country.
Brazil now ranks second in the world in the number of people infected with SARS-CoV-2
332 382 confirmed cases …
The National Security Adviser’s comments follow the words of US President Donald Trump, who said last Tuesday that is considering imposing a travel ban.
“I don’t want people to come here and infect our people. I don’t want people there to be sick either. We are helping Brazil with ventilators … Brazil is experiencing some problems, there is no doubt about that,” Trump told reporters in White house.
Black record in Brazil: 1179 died of COVID-19 in 24 hours
The total number of COVID-19 victims in Brazil is now 17,971
The United States imposed restrictions on travelers from China in January and on Europe in early March.