Psaki: The United States will not lift restrictions on air travel until information on the omicron strain is received
air travel due to the omicron strain of coronavirus. This is reported by RIA Novosti.
According to her, the US administration will not lift the current restrictions on air traffic with a number of countries until more complete information on the new strain is received.
Psaki noted that by studying this The issue is being handled by the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) and medical experts. “We will rely on their instructions. I would not expect the restrictions to be lifted until we get more complete information on the new strain, “she said.
A White House spokeswoman added that the United States administration will continue to study the feasibility of introducing additional restrictions. She noted that all restrictions were introduced in order to protect citizens. “None of these restrictions are planned to be permanent, none of them were intended as punishment,” she said.
Earlier, the United States allowed the introduction of additional restrictions on air travel with other countries due to a new strain.
Since Monday, November 29, the US authorities have banned the entry of residents of eight African countries in connection with the spread of a new strain of COVID-19 B.1.1.529. Restrictions affected South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi.
A new strain under the code B.1.1.529 was detected in South Africa on November 11, isolated cases were also recorded in Japan, Canada, Spain, Sweden, Egypt, Austria and other countries.