WASHINGTON – The United States may decide to ban travel to the United Kingdom where a new species of coronavirus has spread, United States Health Secretary Brett Giroir said on Monday, adding that no decision had been made yet.
“I think anything is possible. We just need to put everything on the table, have a scientific discussion and make some good recommendations, ”he told CNN. He said a White House coronavirus team would meet later on Monday.
Dozens of countries have stopped the movement of people from Britain, including the American neighbor of northern Canada, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a mutated virus variant of 70% had been detected in the country.
U.S. officials They do not know whether the alternative has reached the American coast, Giroir said.
“It was identified in September. So there has been a lot of going back and forth. Usually, the standard tests we do for the virus, with the exception of specific ones, do not show this difference, ”he said.