Sep 12, 2020
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US wants to cancel COVID-19 check on arriving passengers

The United States plans to stop checking arriving air passengers for coronavirus from September 14, as the system has shown ineffectiveness, ATOR reports, citing American media outlets.

Passengers from the group of high-risk countries, which included the PRC, Great Britain, Brazil, Iran, have been able to fly to only 15 US airports since January, where their temperature was measured, examined and contact information was taken.

However, the US Transportation Security Administration found that out of 675,000 travelers, only 0.002% were infected with the virus. At the same time, the verification took up the specialists' time, required large expenses and resources for screening.

According to the American Johns Hopkins University, which aggregates information on the incidence of coronavirus from open sources and the media, the United States is in first place in the world in terms of the number of cases - more than 6.44 million cases. 915 393 people became victims of the pandemic in the country.

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