WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a recommendation Thursday urging Americans not to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday as a preventive measure against COVID-19. .
Dr. Henry Walke, a coronavirus specialist for the CDC, said there is “no time more important than now for every American to redouble their efforts to maintain social distance, wash their hands, and most importantly, wear a mask.”
“The CDC recommends against traveling during Thanksgiving,” Walke added. “For those who are going to travel, we recommend that they do so in the safest way possible, following the same recommendations as for daily life.”
The CDC’s main concern, Walke said, is “transportation hubs,” such as airports and bus terminals, where people could break social distancing rules.
“One of our concerns is that during the holiday season gatherings people are bringing and carrying infections to small groups without even knowing it,” Walke concluded.
According to the CDC, between 30% and 40% of coronavirus infections are generated by asymptomatic people.
Experts indicate that some people could suffer from coronavirus symptoms for months. To see more from Telemundo, visit now.telemundo.com