A woman died Sunday morning while waiting to cross from Tijuana into the United States at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
According to municipal police, they received a call at around 12:20 p.m. from a family driving a California-plated car who said their relative, a woman 89-years-old, no longer had vital signs, apparently as a result of cardiac arrest.
The family told police they were in line waiting to cross the border for an estimated 6 to 7 hours.
Travelers looking to cross from Tijuana to San Diego through the different ports of entry were waiting up to 6 hours following new measures established by Customs and Border Protection (CBP), to discourage non-essential crossings and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the United States, according to the agency.
The new protocols were issued on Aug. 21 in response to the health crisis and to protect border communities, the agency said.
No other information was available.
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