U.S. restricting travel from India amid raging COVID outbreak

India’s health care system received more than 400 oxygen cylinders, nearly a million test kits and other supplies. 
The first of several emergency COVID-19 relief shipments from the United States has arrived in India! Embassy India (@USAndIndia) April 30, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris addressed the new restrictions Friday. “The policy will be implemented in light of extraordinarily high COVID-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating in the India. Building on over 70 years of cooperation, the United States stands with India as we fight the COVID-19 pandemic together. Coronavirus Crisis


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U.S. has still not agreed to release doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine or any other vaccine to India, although President Biden said earlier this week he’s discussed the matter with India’s prime minister. will restrict travel from India beginning May 4, as COVID-19 ravages the world’s second-largest country. 

The White House announced the new policy on Friday afternoon. restricting travel from India amid raging COVID outbreak

By Kathryn Watson

April 30, 2021 / 3:01 PM
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“So, on the issue of India, the – we have announced that there’s going to be a travel restriction starting on Tuesday on the advice of the Centers of Disease Control,” she said. restricting travel from India amid raging COVID outbreak

U.S. #USIndiaDosti pic.twitter.com/OpHn8ZMXrJ— U.S. “Our COVID-19 experts, medical experts, our national security advisers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has already declared India “very high risk,” and recommended that Americans avoid all travel to India. “On the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Administration will restrict travel from India starting immediately,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s office said in a statement. The U.S. The policy will take effect on Tuesday, May 4.” 

The details of the travel restrictions have yet to be released. The United States’ first shipment of emergency medical aid supplies arrived in India on Friday, as the country has reported more than 300,000 new cases each day for the last week. U.S. First published on April 30, 2021 / 3:01 PM