US quarantine restrictions are being lifted amid the rapid spread of COVID vaccines.
In the United States, the states of Texas and Mississippi announced the lifting of major quarantine restrictions, including the mandatory wearing of protective masks. It is reported by NBC News.
So, in Texas, they plan to resume the work of all enterprises from March 10, and will also cancel вЂњmostвЂќ of the previous restrictions.
вЂњIt's time to open Texas to 100%. COVID hasn't disappeared all of a sudden, but restrictions are no longer needed,вЂќ said State Governor Greg Abbott.
He added that the state is now in a completely different situation than it was in March 2020, when the first restrictions were introduced due to the coronavirus.
вЂњWe now have vaccines,вЂќ Abbott said.
In turn, in Mississippi, since Wednesday, the mandatory requirement to wear masks in public places has been canceled.
вЂњOur hospital admissions and cases have plummeted, and the vaccine is spreading rapidly. The time has come,вЂќ Governor Tate Reeves said.
In turn, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rochelle Walenski, warned the authorities against canceling the quarantine.
вЂњI'm really concerned about reports that more and more states are lifting exactly the public health measures we recommended to protect people from COVID-19,вЂќ she said.
Recall that back in February, the United States allowed the continuation of the mask regime in 2022. This was stated by the director of the National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci.
Also in the United States, the effectiveness of the strict mask regime, which operated in Washington and 31 states, was assessed.