Germany Considers Barring Entry to Travelers Coming from Brazil

Last week, health authorities in Germany detected a case of Covid-19 linked to the novel coronavirus Brazilian strain for the first time. The infected individual is a resident of the state of Hesse, in the center of the country, who recently returned from a trip to Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Germany plans to restrict the entry of travelers coming from Brazil, the German Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer reported this Thursday, January 28th. Restrictions would also extend to the United Kingdom and South Africa because of the emergence of new coronavirus strains.

According to Deutsche Welle, Seehofer justifies the measure based on the new coronavirus strains that emerged in these countries. With the sharp increase in cases in Portugal, the European country, which is part of the European Union along with Germany, could also be listed.

"At the moment, we are considering within the government . . .

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