March 18, 2020 / 4:37 PM / 13 days ago

U.S. will continue deporting migrants to El Salvador, screen for coronavirus - U.S. embassy

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in El Salvador said on Wednesday that the U.S. government will continue deporting people who attempted to cross illegally, with migrants subject to a medical exam 12 hours before the flight to screen for coronavirus.

A U.S. embassy spokeswoman said in a statement that the embassy is working with partners in the region to conduct another medical exam for deported migrants upon their return to El Salvador before they are taken to a “quarantine shelter.”

Reporting by Nelson Renteria; writing by Julia Love; Editing by Drazen Jorgic

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