10 things you need to know today: May 1, 2021

Published May 01 2021 at 1:57 PM GMT
  • The United States will restrict travel from India beginning on May 4 "in light of extraordinarily high COVID-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating" there, the White House confirmed Friday.
  • The policy won't apply to American citizens, lawful permanent residents, or others with exemptions, nor will it apply to humanitarian workers.
  • The White House said the administration was taking this step based on advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • India on Saturday reported more than 400,00 new COVID-19 cases, another single-day record and the 10th consecutive day that the country has confirmed more than 300,000 cases.
  • President Biden previously said the US will provide India with "a range of emergency assistance, including oxygen-related supplies, vaccine materials, and therapeutics.



  • Published May 1, 2021 1:57 PM GMT