April 30, 2021

FILE -On this Saturday, April 4, 2020, file picture, Carnival cruise line ship Carnival Magic is docked at Port Canaveral, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Carnival Corp. says it misplaced $2 billion within the first quarter because the cruise trade remained shut down in lots of elements of the world by the pandemic. However the firm says bookings are selecting up, and 2022 might be a robust yr for cruises. (AP Picture/John Raoux, File)

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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