U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will prevent incumbent leader Donald Trump from lifting restrictions imposed last year because of the coronavirus pandemic on entry to the United States from a number of countries. Biden’s spokeswoman Jen Psaki announced this on her Twitter page.
According to her, Biden will not let Trump’s executive order go into effect.
“On the advice of his health care team, the administration does not intend to lift these restrictions on January 26. Rather, we plan to tighten public health measures on international travel to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” Psaki wrote.
She noted that the pandemic is ongoing, with more contagious strains emerging. According to her, now is “not the time to remove restrictions on international travel.”
Earlier it was reported that U.S. President Donald Trump, as of January 26, removes entry restrictions previously imposed because of COVID-19 for a certain group of people: foreigners who have recently visited the Schengen zone countries, the UK, Ireland and Brazil. He did, however, leave restrictions on the PRC and Iran.