Faced with the Delta variant, masks are back in risk areas in the United States

A sign indicating that the mask is compulsory at Jackson State University in the United States, July 27, 2021. © Rogelio V. Solis / AP

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Faced with the increase in the number of infections due to the Delta variant, the American health authorities recommend the wearing of the mask inside public places including for vaccinated people.

They also ask teachers to wear a mask when they return to class.

A flashback for Americans.


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With our correspondence in Washington,

Anne Corpet

The sign indicating the obligation to wear the mask is back at the entrance to the White House and public buildings in Washington.

Vaccination remains effective, but the Center for Disease Prevention (CDC) expresses concern.

On rare occasions, people who are immune can transmit the virus to those who have not received their dose of serum.

In areas where transmission of Covid-19

is high, the

CDC recommends that

fully vaccinated people wear masks in public places indoors, 

" said Rochelle Walensky, director of the government organization.

Republicans protest

The number of infections is rising sharply, especially in the south of the country, which is predominantly republican and hostile to vaccination.

The return of the mask was immediately denounced by Donald Trump.


 We will not go back we will not impose the mask on our children,

 " stormed the former president.

His staunch ally, the leader of the Republican minority in the chamber, followed suit.

Kevin McCarthy says: " 

This is an order devised by Liberal government officials who want to continue living in a state of perpetual pandemic


But the facts are there: contaminations increase on 90% of the American territory.

Make no mistake — The threat of bringing masks back is not a decision based on science, but a decision conjured up by liberal government officials who want to continue to live in a perpetual pandemic state.

- Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) July 28, 2021

►Also read: Covid-19: New York and California push for the vaccination of their officials


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