Guatemala asks the United States to limit those deported from planes

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Deportees queue up at an Air Force base in Guatemala on March 12

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Guatemala has asked the United States to limit the number of people on planes to Central America to 25, from 60 to 90.

Two people had to be transported to hospital after being tested positive for coronavirus after a deportation flight.

Guatemala is concerned that migrants deported from the United States – who have the highest number of cases in the world – will spread the virus in Guatemala.

Guatemala has registered 70 confirmed cases.

In order to prevent the virus from spreading throughout the country, Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei has prohibited travel between the different regions before and during Easter.

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