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DHS denies 241 people entry at US ports and airports over coronavirus

(CNN)The Department of Homeland Security refused entry into the US to 241 people within the past month because of the coronavirus, according to data provided by the department. DHS denied entry to 14 people at airports and 227 at land ports.The figures provided by DHS were recorded from February 2 to March 3. The department…

(CNN)The Department of Homeland Security refused entry into the US to 241 people within the past month because of the coronavirus, according to data provided by the department.

DHS denied entry to 14 people at airports and 227 at land ports.
The figures provided by DHS were recorded from February 2 to March 3. The department did not provide a country breakdown for those who were refused entry at the airports.
An additional 106 foreign nationals were denied entry before arriving in the US at preclearance airports, where US Customs officials conduct screening overseas.
The department is tasked with screening passengers that are subject to President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions from China and Iran. At the beginning of February, the United States began implementing stringent travel restrictions in an effort to contain the coronavirus

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