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U.S. asks court to reverse order lifting airplane mask mandate -Breaking


© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: A line forms for travelers to be tested for coronavirus diseases (COVID-19), at the pop-up clinic in Tom Bradley International Terminal Los Angeles International Airport. California, U.S.A, December 22, 2021. REUTERS/Bing Guian

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal appels court Tuesday to reverse a U.S. District Court Judge’s April Order declaring the mandate of the government requiring that masks be worn on buses, airplanes and transit hubs was illegal.

After the Florida judge declared the mandate illegal, the Biden administration stated that it would not enforce it. According to the Justice Department, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Order issued January 2021 by the Florida federal judge was within the legal jurisdiction of the court.