Sumary of US cites Indian variant in implementing travel ban from Tuesday:
- Most travelers from India will be prohibited from entering the US from Tuesday, as the country struggles to contain a catastrophic surge in Covid-19 cases and a new virus variant..
- Under the travel ban announced by Joe Biden on Friday, with the exception of legal permanent residents, spouses and close family members of US citizens, travelers from India will join those from countries including China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa, the UK and Ireland in being unable to enter the US..
- The White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, said the administration made the determination on the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)..
- The spread of the variant B1617 has also caused countries including the UK, Germany and Italy to close their borders to travelers from India..
- The prime minister, Narendra Modi, and his government have been criticized for failing to prevent large gatherings and to take other public health precautions….