The Ministry of Justice will appeal the decision to abolish the travel mask mandate

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Officials said the Justice Department is filing an appeal with the intent to overturn a federal judge’s decision that slashed the federal mask mandate on public transportation.

A notice of appeal was filed Wednesday in federal court in Tampa, Florida.

CDC REQUESTS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO CONTINUE WITH MASK MANDAP

It came just minutes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asked the Justice Department to appeal the decision.

The agency said on Wednesday that it is “the CDC’s continued assessment that at present an order requiring masking in the indoor transport corridor is still necessary for public health. “

Passengers wait in line at the security checkpoint at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in Arlington, Virginia.

Passengers wait in line at the security checkpoint at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in Arlington, Virginia.
(AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

“The CDC will continue to monitor public health matters to determine whether such an order remains necessary. The CDC believes this is a lawful order, well within the CDC’s legal authority to protect public health,” the statement said.

WHY WAS THE BID AS A JUDGE PLAYED HIS TRANSPORT MASK MANDATE

It remained unclear whether the Biden administration would ask the Court of Appeal to grant an emergency stay to reinstate the mandate.

Transportation Security Administration, airlines and some transit airlines lifted their claims following Monday’s decision, but some airports and transit systems issued statements doubling the mask requirements.

The CDC had recently extended its mandate to May 3, citing the BA.2 omicron sub-variant, which is spread across the United States. Monday’s court ruling put it on hold.

The Biden administration has offered mixed messages in the wake of this decision, with the president proposing that it is up to passengers to decide whether to wear a mask during the journey.

The White House continues to require face clothing for those traveling with Biden on Air Force One.

The reaction to this week’s events has been divided and some airlines have made changes in the middle of the flight.

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In an interview with NBC’s “Today” show, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said he believes it is “very unlikely that a mask claim will return at any time in the foreseeable future.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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