The White House announced that US President Joe Biden will announce Monday to re-impose a travel ban to the United States on non-US citizens who have visited Europe, Britain, Brazil, Ireland and South Africa, as part of the new president's plan to stop the spread of the virus in his country most affected by the Corona pandemic in the world. Biden last week imposed the wearing of masks and ordered travelers to the United States to be quarantined. Joe Biden's decision comes after Donald Trump announced, before the end of his term, to lift the travel ban on those coming from these countries on January 26. </p><div> <p>He will bring back the US President<a target="_blank" href="https://www.france24.com/ar/أمريكا/20210123-بايدن-يتوقع-أن-يسفر-وباء-فيروس-كورونا-عن-وفاة-600-ألف-شخص-في-الولايات-المتحدة" rel="noopener"><strong> Of the bygones</strong></a> Monday imposed a ban on entry <strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.france24.com/ar/برامج/الأسبوع-الاقتصادي/20210122-الولايات-المتحدة-بايدن-يوقع-مراسيم-للعائلات-والشركات-المتضررة-من-أزمة-كورونا" rel="noopener">United State</a> </strong>It includes most non-US citizens who have visited Britain, Brazil, Ireland and most of Europe, according to an official at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.france24.com/ar/أمريكا/20210121-هكذا-وضع-بايدن-لمساته-في-المكتب-البيضاوي" rel="noopener"><strong>White House</strong></a>At a time when the new administration is intensifying its work in order to respond<a target="_blank" href="https://www.france24.com/ar/أمريكا/20210121-فيروس-كورونا-بايدن-يعلن-فرض-حجر-صحي-على-جميع-الوافدين-جوا-إلى-الولايات-المتحدة" rel="noopener"><strong> Pandemic</strong></a>. This Democratic President’s decision is part of the new US administration’s plan to curb Covid-19.
The official added that Biden will expand this ban to also include travelers who recently went to South Africa, confirming information reported by US media, against the background of reports indicating that mutated versions of the Corona virus, considered more likely to spread, have begun to appear in the United States.
On Friday, Biden predicted that Covid-19 would cause more than 600,000 deaths in the United States, the country most affected in the world by the pandemic.
He said during a press conference, “The spread of the virus is exacerbating. The number of deaths is now 400 thousand, and it is expected to exceed 600 thousand,” giving the highest expected death toll from the outbreak of the virus in the United States.
“Families go hungry. People are at risk of evacuating their homes. Job losses are rising again. We have to act,” Biden added.
Last week, the new president tightened rules for wearing masks and ordered travelers to the United States to be quarantined. Biden said Thursday, “We are in a state of national emergency. It is time for us to treat it as such.”
Former US President Donald Trump announced that the ban imposed on travelers from Brazil, Britain, Ireland and European countries within the Schengen space will be lifted on January 26, when all those wishing to travel to the United States will have to present a negative test result for Covid-19.
Trump said in a statement issued by the White House, “This measure is the best way to continue protecting Americans from Covid-19 while at the same time resuming travel safely,” noting that the travel ban will, in return, remain in effect for travelers from China and Iran.
But a Biden spokeswoman said earlier that the new administration would not implement the decision issued by Trump to lift the ban on travelers to the United States from Brazil and most European countries.
In a tweet on Twitter, White House spokeswoman Jane Saki said on Wednesday after Biden was sworn in that “with the deterioration of the epidemic situation and the emergence of more contagious mutated versions around the world, this is not the time to lift restrictions on international travel.”
On Sunday, the United States officially crossed the threshold of 25 million cases of coronavirus since the start of the epidemic, a few days after Biden took office.
The Johns Hopkins University reference counted the infection of 25 million and three thousand and 695 people, pointing out that more than 417,000 people had died of Covid-19 in the country.
Biden included fighting the epidemic at the top of his mandate’s priorities. On Thursday, his administration revealed a detailed road map to combat the outbreak of Covid-19, which is mainly based on increasing vaccination operations in parallel with the increase in the number of examinations.
France 24 / AFP