La administración de Biden extenderá el requisito de máscaras de transporte hasta mediados de marzo: reporte

Se espera que los funcionarios federales hagan un anuncio formal sobre una extensión hasta marzo 18 el jueves, Reuters informó, citando fuentes familiarizadas con el asunto. Además, President Biden is expected to discuss the extension during an event detailing his administration’s broader effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic this winter.

The current mask requirement was slated to expire on Jan. 18 following an extension last August. The Transportation Security Administration, which has issued guidance on previous extensions, and the White House declined Reuters’ solicitudes de comentarios.

President Biden speaks about the COVID-19 variant named omicron, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, lunes, nov. 29, 2021, en Washington. as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases listens. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Biden speaks about the COVID-19 variant named omicron, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, lunes, nov. 29, 2021, en Washington. as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases listens. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Public health officials have expressed concern about the omicron variant, the latest mutant strain of COVID-19. A California resident who was vaccinated against COVID-19 was confirmed as the first U.S. case of the omicron variant, which was first identified in South Africa.

FOTO DE ARCHIVO: Passengers wait in line inside the terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, NOSOTROS., noviembre 24, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

FOTO DE ARCHIVO: Passengers wait in line inside the terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, NOSOTROS., noviembre 24, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

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