Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 32.3 million cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the country; almost 576 thousand people have died.
The US Transportation Security Administration extended the mandatory mask mode in all transport networks of the country until September 13. The acting head of the department in a written statement announced this.
“The Transportation Security Administration extends until September 13 the requirement to wear protective masks in all U.S. transportation networks, including airports, planes, buses, and rail transport. The federal government’s requirement to wear masks in all transportation networks aims to minimize the spread of COVID-19 on public transport. Currently, about half of all adults [in the country] have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and masks remain an important tool in the fight against this pandemic,” he said. The previous term of the mask mode on transport to expire on May 11.
Earlier, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States allowed all Americans to be on the street without protective masks, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated against the new coronavirus. According to Johns Hopkins University, which conducts calculations based on information from federal and local authorities, more than 32.3 million cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the United States since the beginning of the pandemic. Almost 576 thousand people have died. The country ranks first in the world in both indicators.