FAUCI WARNS OF SURGE IN COVID-19 CASES IN THE COMING WEEKS
US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci has warned that the country could see “surge upon surge” of coronavirus cases in the coming weeks as millions of people are returning home following the Thanksgiving holiday.
Fauci said it was not too late for those yet to travel to help curb the virus by wearing masks and socially distancing.
The US has recorded more than 13 million coronavirus cases and more than 266,000 people have died.
As of Sunday, the number of Covid-19 cases recorded in November have surpassed four million, double the figure recorded in October.
Thanksgiving typically heralds the busiest week for travel in the US. Last year, an estimated 26 million people passed through the country’s airports in the week surrounding the holiday.
Health experts had called for people to spend Thanksgiving at home, but this week US airports marked their busiest period since mid-March.