U.S. to exempt foreign athletes from coronavirus-related entry bans
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will exempt some foreign athletes who compete in professional sporting events in the United States from entry bans imposed because of the novel coronavirus epidemic, acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf said on Friday.
"In today’s environment, Americans need their sports. It’s time to reopen the economy and it’s time we get our professional athletes back to work," Wolf said in a statement issued by the department announcing he had signed an order for the exemption.
(Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Leslie AdlerEditing by Leslie AdlerEditing by Leslie Adler)
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