The United States plans to ban the entry of foreign tourists due to the spread of the mutant virus

[Ta Kung Pao] according to Reuters and the Wall Street Journal, the more infectious variant virus has spread to many countries around the world, and the epidemic situation continues to worsen. According to a US official, President Biden plans to resume the travel ban cancelled by former president trump, forbid the entry of non American tourists who have recently been to Brazil and European countries, and also issue a ban on tourists who have recently been to South Africa.

Before leaving office, trump signed an executive order to lift the entry restrictions on 26 European countries, Britain, Ireland and Brazil in the Schengen zone, which was originally scheduled to take effect on the 26th. Biden, however, immediately announced that it would withdraw the decision. Biden is expected to impose an entry ban on non-U.S. passengers who have recently been to the above countries again on the 25th. In addition, South Africa will be added to the restricted list, which is expected to take effect on the 30th. The United States CDC deputy director Shu Saudi guidelines, non mutated virus began to spread around the world, this is to reduce the risk of deterioration of the epidemic.

As of 25, novel coronavirus pneumonia has been the first in the world for more than 25 million people in the United States. However, according to Shaman, an epidemiologist at Columbia University, 105 million people in the United States have been infected so far, which is more than four times the total number of confirmed cases. Shaman also believes that even if the vaccination program is implemented, millions of people will still be infected with the new coronavirus in the future. He said that it is not enough to rely only on vaccines to fight the epidemic. Conservative estimation of social distance, wearing masks and other protective measures should be maintained until late July, otherwise the virus may return.


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