Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2020-11-26 08:53:00 –
Arlington, Virginia-The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said the day before Thanksgiving, it screened more travelers than any other day since March 16 when the COVID-19 pandemic struck the United States. ..
TSA spokesman Lisa Farbstein Announced on Twitter On Thursday, the government screened 1,070,967 people at checkpoints nationwide on Wednesday.
“This is the highest volume since March 16th, and the fourth passenger throughput since that date has exceeded one million,” Farbstein wrote.
Still, air travel has dropped significantly compared to 2019. Last year, the TSA stated that 2,602,631 people were screened on the eve of Thanksgiving. That’s more than double the amount screened this year.
Due to the nationwide surge in cases of coronavirus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises not to travel to visit loved ones at this Thanksgiving. Authorities want Americans to avoid spreading the coronavirus to the most vulnerable people, especially the elderly.
Instead, the CDC suggests that Americans should stay home and celebrate turkey day with the people they live with.
“Gatherings with family and friends who do not live with you can increase the chances of acquisition or spread. COVID-19 (new coronavirus infection) (# If there is no character limit, add parentheses when it first appears Or influenza“The CDC said.