US ICE spreads COVID-19 by deporting infected individuals


Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti, Jamaica, and Ecuador have all asked the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement to screen migrants in detention for COVID-19 before deporting them. At least 85 deported Guatemalans have tested positive, accounting for about a fifth of all the cases reported in the country, and cases of infection have also been reported in deportees to Haiti, Mexico, and Colombia. In total, eight countries have reported positive COVID-19 cases among recent deportees, mostly in Central America but also including India and Romania.
Writer: Ted Hesson and Mica Rosenberg; Jake Johnston
Publication: Reuters; Twitter