Next Monday, as we celebrate our Memorial Day,’Memorial Day’, many Americans have set out on long-distance travel.
Although vaccination has accelerated and the mask guidelines have been mitigated, the situation will be noticed after the early holidays.
This is reporter Kim Jeong-hoe.
The airport is crowded with flocked travelers.
There is a long line at each check-in counter.
It’s been a long time since I don’t have to worry about infection.
[알린 오팔리 / 여행객 : 글쎄요, 저는 (코로나19) 예방접종을 해서 괜찮은 것 같은데요.]
In celebration of the Memorial Day holiday, many Americans are on long-distance travel.
Including car and train passengers, it is expected to be approximately 37 million.
This figure is more than 60% of the same period last year when the Corona 19 pandemic was in full swing.
Famous resorts and amusement parks are already full.
Accommodation was also the same.
It is often interpreted as a result of rapid economic recovery, higher vaccination rates, and relaxation of quarantine guidelines from state to state.
In particular, it is an analysis that the CDC of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made it possible for people who fully vaccinated the vaccine to travel in Korea.
[로셸 월렌스키 / 미국 CDC 국장 : 꾸준한 확진자 감소세와 백신 효과를 보여주는 과학적 자료, 바이러스의 확산 상황에 대한 이해를 기반으로 백신 접종 완료자는 자유롭게 활동할 때가 왔다고 할 수 있습니다.]
However, there are many variables to be relieved.
This is because the spread of mutant viruses around the world is high, and if you take off your mask, you cannot distinguish between inoculated and non-vaccinated.
Due to the high vaccination rate in the UK alone, it is lifting the obligation to wear outdoor masks and easing quarantine guidelines, but the number of new cases is rapidly increasing again.
[맷 행콕 / 영국 보건부 장관 : 최근 자료를 보면 코로나19 사례가 증가하고 있습니다. 어제(26일) 3,542건의 신규 사례가 발생했는데 4월 12일 이후 가장 높은 수치입니다.]
It is difficult to tighten again once the reins are released.
I am concerned that the Memorial Day holiday will be an opportunity to increase new outbreaks like in the UK.
YTN Kim Jeong-hoe[[email protected]]is.
[저작권자(c) YTN & YTN plus 무단전재 및 재배포 금지]