Health officials say migrant camping a health hazard at the border

Health officials say migrant camping a health hazard at the border

TIJUANA (Border report– Baja California Health Secretary Alonso Pérez Rico begs migrants to leave a campsite just south of the San Ysidro port of entry, which is home to around 200 migrants, including men, women and children.

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They do not have a shower or a public bathroom. The nearest toilet is located at a nearby business, but its owner charges migrants 8 pesos (40 cents) to use them.

Officials set up a temporary health unit to provide basic medical care, they also distributed face masks and disinfectant.

But now, fearing a further spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses, health officials are asking migrants to collect their belongings and leave.

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“I appeal to them and all the organizations that help them, to make them all understand that being here does not mean that they will be allowed to cross the border, the American authorities have already said no …

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