Over 100 illegal immigrants released into Texas have since tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Fox News.
Felipe Romero said the 108 positives represent 6.3% of the number of total migrants who have been rapid-tested at the city’s main bus station.
Romero then said that Brownsville does not have the authority to stop those who test positive from traveling the U.S.
They are being advised to quarantine.
“On the way, we were wearing a mask all the time, gel, washing our hands,” Eva Orellana said.
“Really, I don’t feel anything,” she said.
Miriam Izaguirre plans to travel by bus to Houston.
Izaguirre said, “Right now we were tested for Covid and they separated about eight of us because we were positive.”
“We are waiting right now.”
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Migrants also said they were told of their positive test result by station workers, but were not provided any documents noting so, Noticias Telemundo Investiga reports. They simply were told to stand in a different waiting area from other individuals, it added.
A worker at a bus company that operates out of the station told the news organization they cannot ask passengers for proof of coronavirus test results before boarding.