In a note posted on the U.S. Federal Registry website, the U.S. government argues that reopening the border with Canada poses a high risk, even if the vaccination operation is premature.
In light of the continued emergence, spread and spread of COVID-19 in the United States and around the world, the Secretary-General has determined that there is a risk of the continued spread and spread of the COVID-19 virus between the United States and Canada. A specific threat to human life or national interests on a permanent basis, The government wrote.
This extension expires on August 21 at 12:01 p.m.
The Canadian government announced on Tuesday that it is the Canadian border It will reopen to fully vaccinated Americans on August 9th.
Last week, when asked about the resumption of international travel, President Joe Biden’s spokesman Jen Saki replied that it was a democratic administration. Public health will continue to be a priority.
We need to be vigilant, especially when it comes to the spread of variance, which will reopen when health professionals consider it safe to do so., He added.
The delta variant was first discovered in India and its infection is higher than other types of COVID-19, Is now the dominant variant in the United States, According to the plans of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ) Released in early July.
According to these estimates, the delta variant represents 51.7% of new cases of COVID-19, which represents 28% more cases than the alpha variant.
As feared by U.S. health officials, the delta variance has increased dramatically: for the previous two weeks, it represented 30.4% of cases, behind the alpha variance, then 44.2%.
With information from the CBC News