Despite being the first nation to cross 2,50,000 deaths due to the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19, the United States of America (U.S.A.,) would not go into a lockdown.
Joe Biden, the newly elected President of the U.S.A., on the 19th of November, said he would not order a nationwide shutdown, to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr. Biden said, “There’s no circumstance which I can see that would require total national shutdown. I think that would be counterproductive.”
The Novel Coronavirus affected the United States of America badly, as the United States continues to be the worst hit country.
According to Worldometer figures, the Nation reported 12,017,723 positive cases and 250,000 deaths.
State wise, New York has the maximum number of deaths due to the disease followed by Texas, California and Florida.
On the 19th of November, Democratic senator Chris Murphy took to Twitter and said, “Just off a conference call with Mr. Trump Administration vaccine distribution team. They confirmed that they have not briefed anyone on President-elect Biden’s team and have no plans to do so. This is potentially catastrophic.
Though there is no nationwide shutdown in the U.S.A., people were advised to avoid travel and follow COVID-19 guidelines to prevent the spread.
In regard to this, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggested citizens not to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The travel recommendation is a “strong recommendation,” not a requirement.
Thanksgiving followed by Christmas and New Year’s is the busiest time for domestic travel across the Country.
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