Mexico will set up screening for flu symptoms at pedestrian crossing in San Ysidro

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An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent check pedestrians' documentation at the San Ysidro Port of Entry on Oct. 2, 2019 in San Ysidro, California. (SANDY HUFFAKER/AFP via Getty Images)

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent check pedestrians’ documentation at the San Ysidro Port of Entry on Oct. 2, 2019 in San Ysidro, California. (SANDY HUFFAKER/AFP via Getty Images)

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The Mexican state of Baja California, which borders California, announced it is setting up a second screening area to greet visitors walking into Mexico from the U.S.

The temporary facility will be put up on the east side of the San Ysidro border crossing, the busiest land port of entry in the western hemisphere.

As visitors walk into Mexico, “most not all” will be “quickly evaluated” for signs of illness according to Baja California’s Health Department.

If people exhibit flu-like symptoms, especially a high temperature, they will immediately be turned back into the U.S. unless they live in Mexico.

On Tuesday evening, Baja California health officials confirmed the state’s first two cases of coronavirus. The patients included two women from Mexicali who had recently traveled to Washington state in the Pacific Northwest.

This Friday, the city of Tijuana and the state of Baja California will officially announce more details about the pending screening area.

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