Biden to extend U.S. national emergency due to COVID-19 health risk

This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Author of the article: Article content President Joe Biden said on Friday the U.S. national emergency declared in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be extended beyond March 1 due to the ongoing risk to public health posed by the coronavirus. Biden…
Biden to extend U.S. national emergency due to COVID-19 health risk

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President Joe Biden said on Friday the U.S. national emergency declared in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be extended beyond March 1 due to the ongoing risk to public health posed by the coronavirus.

Biden said the deaths of more than 900,000 Americans from COVID-19 emphasized the need to respond to the pandemic with “the full capacity” of the federal government.

“There remains a need to continue this national emergency,” Biden said in a letter on Friday to the speaker of the House of Representatives and the president of the Senate.

The letter was released by the White House. (Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Will Dunham)

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