U.S. not to lift entry restrictions for foreigners due to Delta strain

Source : 112 Ukraine

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki believes that rising cases "appear likely to continue in the weeks ahead"
11:24, 27 July 2021

Jen Psaki
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The United States does not yet plan to lift travel restrictions due to Covid-19 for foreign citizens due to the spread of the Delta strain. This was announced by the press secretary of the U.S. Presidential Administration Jen Psaki, according to BBC.

"The decision was due to a rise in infections, the Delta variant's transmissibility and a recent advisory against travel to the UK. Cases in the US continue to rise, particularly among the non-vaccinated. Therefore, the US will maintain its current travel restrictions for now," the statement said.

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The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Rochelle Walensky mentioned that the weekly average for new infections had jumped by 53% in the previous week. Vaccination rates have slowed in the US since peaking in the spring. U.S. officials say nearly all new cases are appearing in those who are unvaccinated, and have begun referring to Covid as a "pandemic of the unvaccinated".

As it was reported earlier on July 21, Rochelle Walensky said the highly contagious variant of Delta now accounts for 80% of all cases in the United States.

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