The number of passengers exceeded 1.6 million people in one day, said the representative of the Transportation Security Administration, Lisa Farbstein.
A record for the time of the new coronavirus pandemic, passenger traffic was again recorded at US airports this Sunday, May 2. Lisa Farbstein, a US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) representative, announced this on Monday on her Twitter page.
“The TSA staff checked 1,626,962 people at airport checkpoints yesterday, Sunday, May 2. For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of passengers in one day exceeded 1.6 million people, and the capacity of checkpoints was the highest since March 12, 2020. Wear protective masks!” Farbstein wrote.
Earlier, she reported that on March 28, 1,574,228 people were screened at American airports. Then this day became the busiest in a little more than a year since March 12, 2020, when 1,714,372 people were checked,” the representative of the department noted.
On Friday, the TSA extended the mandatory mask mode in all transport networks of the country until September 13. According to Johns Hopkins University, which conducts calculations based on information from federal and local authorities, more than 32.4 million cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the United States since the beginning of the pandemic. More than 577 thousand people have died. The country ranks first in the world in both indicators.