Face masks to be compulsory on public transport in England with fines for non-compliance – BBC News
The corresponding order of the CDC will enter into force early next week
On Friday evening, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an order requiring the wearing of face masks on all types of public transport. This step was taken as part of the fight against the spread of coronavirus in the country..
The order, which takes effect Monday through Tuesday night, requires the mandatory wearing of masks “when boarding, disembarking, and traveling in any vehicle within the United States,” as well as at “all hubs providing transportation within the United States.”.
“The mandatory wearing of masks on … public transport will protect Americans and instill confidence that we can travel safely again even during this pandemic,” the order says..
In addition, on Friday, Dr. Rochelle Walenski, director of the CDC, extended the order banning evictions for non-payment of rent or mortgage payments..
“The COVID-19 pandemic poses a huge threat to the health of our nation. Despite massive mitigation efforts, COVID-19 continues to spread in America at an alarming rate. The pandemic has also exacerbated major housing safety concerns for many Americans. Keeping people in their homes and outside public spaces such as shelters is a key step in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. “.
As the number of infections rises and new, more contagious mutations of the virus emerge, some countries have introduced new travel restrictions. French authorities have banned all travel to non-EU countries. Starting Sunday, EU travelers wishing to enter France will have to submit negative coronavirus test results.
Germany was banned from the UK, Brazil, Eswatini, Ireland, Lesotho, Portugal and South Africa.
Fourteen University of Michigan students have been quarantined after being diagnosed with a British mutation of the virus. One of the students reportedly traveled to the UK on a winter break. In South Carolina, two cases of infection with the South African species COVID-19 have been identified. This happened for the first time in the USA.
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