Trump Administration To Restrict Travel Between The U.S. And Mexico

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Trump Administration To Restrict Travel Between The U.S. And Mexico
The travel restrictions match the ones recently enacted between the U.S. and Canada.
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The Trump administration is planning to restrict travel between the U.S. and Mexico in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

On Friday, acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf told reporters: "We're working with both our Canadian partners as well as our Mexican partners to put some restrictions on the travel across that border, really looking at limiting non-essential travel across that border. We want to make sure that cargo continues, trade continues, health care workers continue to be able to traverse that border."

The new restrictions mark the latest chapter of travel measures the U.S. government is working to apply. On Wednesday, President Trump confirmed that the same travel rules were being enacted between the U.S. and Canada.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the confirmed case number is already above 14,000 for the U.S., but only slightly above 100 for Mexico as of Friday morning. 

Contains footage from CNN.