US President Joe Biden will deliver an address on March 11, in which he will tell how the country will return to normal life after the pandemic. This was announced on Monday during a regular briefing for journalists by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
“President Joe Biden will deliver an address on March 11 to mark the first anniversary of the country’s closure [due to coronavirus]. He will mention the sacrifices and losses that American citizens have suffered over the past year,” she said. “The president < … > will emphasize the role that Americans will play in defeating the virus and in returning the country to normal life.”
Biden, on February 24, extended the state of emergency imposed by his predecessor Donald Trump on March 13, 2020, in connection with the spread of a new coronavirus in the country. The deadline for extending the emergency regime is not specified.
According to Johns Hopkins University, which conducts calculations based on information from federal and local authorities, more than 29 million cases of coronavirus infection have been detected in the United States. More than 525 thousand people have died. The country ranks first in the world in both indicators.