The Justice Department is appealing a court ruling that said the federal government’s travel mask mandate was unlawful.

The announcement Wednesday came after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it still maintains that masks aboard planes, inside airports and other transportation hubs are necessary.

PHOTO: A sign reading, 'masks required in this area,' is seen as travelers prepare to check-in at the Miami International Airport, Feb. 1, 2021 in <span id=Miami, Fla.” class=”” data-mptype=”image” />Joe Raedle/Getty Images, FILEA sign reading, ‘masks required in this area,’ is seen as travelers prepare to check-in at the Miami International Airport, Feb. 1, 2021 in Miami, Fla.

“It is CDC’s continuing assessment that at this time an order requiring masking in the indoor transportation corridor remains necessary for the public health,” the CDC wrote in a statement.

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