SAN DIEGO (Border Report) — Border Report’s California, El Paso region and South Texas correspondents share the top stories from along the U.S.-Mexico Border. Here are the headlines for June 25 from the Border Report team.
A Border Report story this week announcing there have been 17 “clinically-suspicious coronavirus” cases at a camp where 3,000 asylum-seekers live in Matamoros, Mexico, across from Brownsville, Texas, has stirred concern among volunteers and families living in the camp who say they were not aware of the cases. But Helen Perry, director of Global Response Management, a non-governmental organization that provides free camp medical care, told Border Report on Thrusday again that she stands behind those numbers and the need for diagnostic testing equipment and a faster response by Mexican officials is necessary to contain this virus. Read Sandra Sanchez’s report.
The American Civil Liberties Union is worried about how tracing efforts using Bluetooth technology to warn people about COVID-19 may not be what they’re made out to be. The technology is supposed to notify people who have been in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for the Coronavirus. The systems rely on “location detention” by mobile phones to deliver alerts about potential exposures. The ACLU sees many pitfalls associated with these warning system. Read Salvador Rivera’s report.