April 30, 2021
The U.S. will limit journey from India beginning on Might 4, the White Home mentioned Friday, citing a devastating rise in COVID-19 circumstances within the nation and the emergence of probably harmful variants of the coronavirus.
White Home press secretary Jen Psaki mentioned President Joe Biden’s administration made the willpower on the recommendation of the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.
“The coverage can be carried out in gentle of terribly excessive COVID-19 caseloads and a number of variants circulating within the India,” she mentioned.
With 386,452 new circumstances, India now has reported greater than 18.7 million because the pandemic started, second solely to america. The Well being Ministry on Friday additionally reported 3,498 deaths within the final 24 hours, bringing the overall to 208,330. Consultants consider each figures are an undercount, nevertheless it’s unclear by how a lot.
The White Home waited on the CDC suggestion earlier than transferring to limit journey, noting that the U.S. already requires detrimental checks and quarantines for all worldwide travellers.
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