On May 1, the U.S. Department of State confidentially began implementing a plan for the phased resumption of U.S. diplomatic missions around the world. This was announced by CNBC on Friday, May 8, citing official documents of the State Department.
According to them, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo prepared a three-stage plan for the resumption of regular work of U.S. embassies, which switched to a limited regime in connection with the spread of coronavirus.
The plan affects about 13,000 U.S. diplomats and 11,000 employees, establishing the procedure for their travel, performance of official duties, compliance with the rules of individual protection against infection.
In each individual host country, U.S. diplomats will take into account the magnitude of the coronavirus infection, as well as the effectiveness of measures taken by the authorities of the country and the recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.