Guatemala Asks U.S. to Halt Deportations of Guatemalans to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

Guatemala’s government has asked the U.S. to stop all deportations of Guatemalans to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the impoverished Central American country, days after local authorities reported the first case of an infected deportee, a senior Guatemalan official said.

Guatemala fears deportations from the U.S. could be a major source of infection in the country, the official said. The U.S. has nearly 177,000 positive cases of Covid-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, and has reported 3,400 deaths….

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