As the number of covid cases continues to surge across the nation,the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised Americans to avoid all travel to India.
“We are tracking the course of the COVID outbreak in India very closely,” State Department Spokesperson Ned Price told reporters at his daily news conference.
State department spokesperson Ned Price addressed reporters and informed them that this was advised keeping the current situation of pandemic in India. Addressing a press conference, he added that union state secretary Tony Blinken and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar have already spoken over the phone about the issue.
According to the World Health Organization, from January 3, 2020 to April 20, 2021, India has reported 15.3 million COVID-19 cases and over 1,80,000 deaths.