WASHINGTON - All flights carrying evacuees out of Afghanistan remain temporarily paused after several additional cases of measles were reported among the people seeking asylum in the United States, according to a spokesperson with the Department of Defense.
The pause will continue for the next seven days, according to the Pentagon. During a Monday press briefing, Department of Defense press secretary John Kirby said that all Afghans who have arrived in the U.S.
are required to get a measles vaccine as part of their humanitarian parole. "We certainly are taking these cases seriously, that’s why the CDC is involved and we paused the flights coming in.