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Mexico Health Officials Say New Coronavirus Cases Coming From People Crossing U. S. Border

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Mexican health officials, doctors and residents along the border with the United States say new outbreaks of COVID-19 are tied to people crossing south over the border.
Mexican health officials, doctors and residents along the border with the United States say new outbreaks of COVID-19 are tied to people crossing south over the border.
Residents in Nogales, Sonora erected temporary blockades along roadways leading to Arizona during the initial U. S. coronavirus outbreak in March, telling The Associated Press the Mexican government was doing nothing to medically screen people crossing the border from the United States. President Donald Trump has repeatedly touted his border wall construction efforts for helping the „lucky“ residents of California, but Mexican officials said their concerns are about people crossing the border – legally – in the other direction. Mexican state governors along the border said thousands of new COVID-19 cases began emerging in late March, just days after California shuttered businesses and issued stay-at-home orders on the other side of the border.
Tijuana physicians told the AP that a recent surge in cases is coming from dual nationals, legal residents and some U. S. citizens wanting to be closer to family during the U. S. pandemic shutdown.
„There were a lot of people who emigrated here to Mexico,“ Dr. Remedios Lozada, who leads government efforts in the Tijuana health district.

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