US President Joe Biden said Thursday that passengers arriving in the United States must go through a quarantine upon arrival in the country, as part of a series of decrees to contain the pandemic.
“In addition to the use of masks, all those who travel to the United States from another country they will need to be tested before getting on the plane and quarantined when they arrive“Biden reported at a conference at the White House. The requirement for proof had already been ordered by the previous administration, but isolation was only a recommendation.
On his first full day in the US Presidency, Biden explained that his strategy was sharpened to counter the “failure” of the Trump administration and act with “the urgency, focus, and coordination” that the United States “needs.”
“It will take us months to change things”He acknowledged, before assuring that, however, the country “will come out of this.” “We will defeat this pandemic. And for a nation that awaits action … aid is on the way,” he added.
The measure is one of many that he announced in the last hours to combat the second wave of infections. Already in the presidential campaign he had promised much more aggressive decisions to curb the virus than those made by his predecessor, which include public health regulations.
One of them is speed up the vaccination rate of Americans against coronavirus by providing more funds to state and local and state Administrations, creating more vaccination points.
As well increase testing for coronavirus, something that Trump was reluctant to consider that it only increased the negative statistics of incidence of the disease.
Already on Wednesday, Biden announced the mandatory use of masks in federal areas and launched the challenge of wearing the mask for 100 days, the same time that has been given to achieve the vaccination of more than 100 million Americans.