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Robert O'Brien says administration is looking at cutting off travel from Brazil amid coronavirus pandemic
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Robert O'Brien says administration is looking at cutting off travel from Brazil amid coronavirus pandemic

Brazil is experiencing a surge of coronavirus cases, surpassing Russia with the second-highest number behind the United States.

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Washington — National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said Sunday the Trump administration is looking at restricting travel from Brazil. There has been a surge in COVID-19 infections in Brazil, with the country surpassing Russia with the second-highest number of confirmed cases.

O'Brien said on "Face the Nation" he believes there will be a decision Sunday regarding the suspension of entry for travelers arriving in the U.S. from Brazil.

"We hope that'll be temporary, but because of the situation in Brazil, we're going to take every step necessary to protect the American people," O'Brien said.