More than 100 migrants launched by the U.S. border patrol have examined constructive for COVID-19 since arriving in January to the United States.
A spokesperson for Brownsville, Texas, informed NBC News that for the reason that metropolis began administering coronavirus checks Jan. 25, 108 migrants have examined constructive for the virus.
Spokesperson Felipe Romero mentioned town “continues to follow all guidelines” from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the the Texas well being division for Covid-19.
He additionally informed reporters town didn’t have the authority to retain the migrants who after crossing the southern U.S. border resolve to journey to dozens of cities throughout the nation. However, he mentioned officers urged them to comply with CDC quarantine guidelines.
Several of the migrants who spoke with media group Noticias Telemundo Investiga mentioned that they nonetheless supposed to journey regardless of their situation.