Guatemala says 50 deported migrants from U.S. test positive for coronavirus

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Guatemala's President Alejandro Giammattei looks on during a news conference in Guatemala City
FILE PHOTO: Guatemala’s President Alejandro Giammattei looks on during a news conference with Michael Kozak (not pictured), acting assistant secretary for U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, in Guatemala City, Guatemala February 7, 2020. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

April 20, 2020

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said on Sunday that a total of 50 migrants deported by the United States to Guatemala have tested positive for coronavirus, including 14 sent to the Central American nation on a Tuesday flight.

Most of the Guatemalan deportees that have tested positive for coronavirus arrived from the United States on a Monday flight.

(Reporting by Sofia Menchu; Writing by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

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