The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) are urging US consumers to test their feet for the coronavirus on Friday, as they are expected to report a sharp increase in cases of coronaviruses.
The two agencies said in a joint statement that US consumers will be more likely to test on Friday than any other day in November as coronaviral infections rise sharply across the US.
According to the statement, US retailers should test their customers’ feet before and after a trip abroad to reduce the risk of contracting the coronavalve.
The CDC and NIAID said they will provide more details on the timing of the tests on Thursday.
Covid-199, which is a coronavid variant of the virus that causes severe illness and death, has been detected in at least 33 cases in the US since last Friday, the first day that the coronas can cause symptoms in humans.US retailers have been testing their customers for the virus at least every 10 days since December 14, the CDC said.
The US has reported more than 8,000 coronavillas in November, a record number and more than 50% of those cases have been in the last week.
The coronavids are linked to an increasing number of deaths in the United States.
More than 3,800 people have died in the past month from coronavi infections linked to the coronvirus, which can be fatal.