Pennsylvania — the fifth most populous US state — will lift almost all its coronavirus restrictions at the end of May, while Illinois — the sixth-most populous — is on track to lift capacity limits on businesses and activities in July.
Capacity restrictions on bars, restaurants as well as indoor and outdoor gatherings in Pennsylvania will be removed on May 31, the Memorial Day public holiday.
However, the current executive order requiring residents to wear face coverings will be lifted when 70 per cent of Pennsylvanians aged 18 and older are fully vaccinated, governor Tom Wolf’s administration said in a statement on Tuesday.
According to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated on Monday, 41.8 per cent of Pennsylvania adults have completed their Covid-19 vaccine regimens, compared with 40.6 per cent for the US overall.
“We continue to make significant progress in the fight to stop the spread of Covid-19 and as more…