Brazil added 15,813 new coronavirus cases on Sunday and reported another 653 deaths. - A volunteer group of physicians and nurses are seeing residents of Vila Vintem favela, every Sunday, inside the headquarters of the samba school.
The US remains the worst affected country in the world from coronavirus, with 1,686,445 cases and 99,300 deaths.
Filipe Martins, who advises Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on global affairs, said the US was treating Brazil as it had other populous countries and suggested the news media were overplaying Trump's ban. Much like President Trump, McEnany most recently voted by mail during Florida's 2020 presidential primary. Last week Trump cautioned he was contemplating a travel ban on Brazil.
The ban, which is similar to the one the Trump administration imposed on foreign arrivals from China early February, comes as South America has become the new hotspot of the deadly disease and shortly after Brazil climbed to the second place in the number of confirmed infections, trailing only the U.S. itself.
Brazil also has recorded more than 22,000 deaths, fifth-most in the world. Third on the list is Russian Federation, with more than 344,000 reported infections and at least 3,500 deaths.
The new travel restrictions will not affect bilateral trade, she said. The Trump administration now bars entry of non-citizens traveling from Brazil.
President Donald Trump believes there would be "no greater example of reopening" than holding a summit of Group of Seven leaders in the United States near the end of June, the White House said on Tuesday.
Brazil's foreign ministry called it a technical decision in the context of "important bilateral collaboration" to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting United States donations of $6.5m and a new White House promise of 1,000 respirators.
The ban seems to have been a blow to right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, which in his strategy to the outbreak has shadowed Trump, having to fight demands for social distancing as well as veering unproven treatments.
Trump signed an order today which denies entry to the United States to "all aliens" who were in Brazil.
However, he said, due to the situation in Brazil, all the necessary measures are going to be taken to protect the American people.
The White House cited Brazil's status as Latin America's hardest-hit country on Sunday when it announced the ban, saying it would prevent additional infections in the US. "Ignore the hysteria in the media", Martins tweeted.