However, the Texas government announced that Greg Abbott would repeal the nationwide obligation to wear the veil from March 10 and allow all stores and restaurants to operate at full capacity.
“Please listen to what I have to say: as many events and mutations spread, we will lose the hard success we made,” Valensky said.
After several weeks of downward trend, the daily number of victims in the United States is now rising again. According to Valensky, there have been two percent more infections in the past week than there were a week ago. At the same time, the 7-day average of corona virus deaths increased by more than two percent, he said. An average of 2,000 people died in the United States last week after Govt-19.
Many corona virus mutations are now spreading around the world. However, experts are particularly concerned about those first identified in Britain, Brazil and South Africa, which may be more contagious. The CDC estimates that the so-called British variant of the corona virus will prevail in the United States this month.
In this context, Valensky expressed grave concern that some U.S. states have begun to facilitate measures to protect people from disease. “We are in a position to stop the increase in fourth cases in this country. Please be determined,” he said.
Texas Governor Abbott then announced the abolition of the obligation to wear the veil in the second most populous U.S. state, which was introduced eight months ago. Abbott faced strong criticism from his Republican comrades over the order, and the police enforced security measures too lightly, the AP agency writes.
“Removing nationwide restrictions does not end with personal responsibility,” Abbott said in a statement announcing a full-fledged restaurant where many around him would not wear curtains. “It doesn’t need national regulations anymore,” he said. Elsewhere, the number of new infections and deaths due to corona virus infection has fallen sharply.
In recent days, however, Democrat lawmakers have been urging the governor not to lift restrictions. “Texas will be more vulnerable, more hospitalized, and more likely to die,” Richard Pena Raymond, a Democrat member of the House of Representatives from Laredo near the Mexican border, wrote in an open letter to Abbott, one of the most vulnerable in the United States.
Half a million victims
In the United States, with a population of about 330 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 28.7 million coronavirus infections and more than 515,000 Govt-19 deaths have been reported since the outbreak.
As of Monday, the United States had delivered 76 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, according to CDC data. In absolute numbers, the country has vaccinated the largest number of people in the world. According to the Ever World in Data website based on the University of Oxford in the United States, they rank fourth in vaccinations after Israel, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
In the United States, it has so far been vaccinated with two doses of Pfizer / Bioentech and Modernna. U.S. Regulators approved a single-dose vaccine from Johnson & Johnson (J&J) on Saturday. Jeff Giants, the White House Corona virus coordinator, said 3.9 million doses of the J&J vaccine would be delivered to the United States in the coming days.