October 21, 2020

Trump looks to temporarily bar US citizens returning from abroad if they’re suspected of having COVID-19

President Donald Trump is looking to temporarily bar US citizens and permanent residents from entering the country if they are suspected of having the coronavirus, The New York Times reported on Monday.

Trump proposed that citizens be denied entry to the US if a border official “reasonably believes that the individual either may have been exposed to or is infected with the communicable disease.”

The proposal was sent to federal agencies that have until Tuesday to provide feedback, The Times reported.

The president had previously banned nonresidents from several countries, including many European nations from entering the US due to coronavirus concerns.

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