Joe Biden, the President of the United States has said that he will appeal a judge’s ruling to end the mandate of wearing a mask on airplanes if public health officer allows the decision, depending on the state’s Covid-19 situation.
The Centres of Disease Control and Prevention in reply said that it will study the country’s covid scenario for some time before coming into a conclusion. The mandate of masks in public transportation started as a measure to fight against the nation’s growing corona scenario. Ruled by the country’s law, the mandate is due to expire on May 3.
On Tuesday, a CDC spokesperson said, “We will continue to assess the need for a mask requirement in those settings, based on several factors, including the U.S. COVID-19 community levels, risk of circulating and novel variants, and trends in cases and disease severity.”
In a statement, the Justice department said, “If CDC concludes that a mandatory order remains necessary for the public’s health after that assessment, the Department of Justice will appeal the district court’s decision.”
The Justice department will be appealing on Monday under US District Judge Kathryn Kimball that the ongoing 14-month-old directive is unlawful in case the CDC determines the mandate is necessary for public protection.
Considering the ongoing situation, Jen Psaki, White House spokesperson said, “Public health decisions shouldn’t be made by the courts. They should be made by public health experts.”