Guatemala suspends US deportation flights over coronavirus concerns

April 17, 2020

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Guatemalan migrants walk toward a bus after being deported from the US outside La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City, Guatemala, March 19, 2020.


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Guatemalan government officials say at least 44 Guatemalan migrants who were deported on a flight from the US this week have tested positive for COVID-19. And, Google and Apple are working together to improve the technology for contact tracing in an effort to help counter the coronavirus outbreak. Also, around the world, coronavirus restrictions are forcing people to get creative in their kitchens. In Japan, this has led to the revival of a 1,000-year-old method for making cheese.

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