Biden extended the U.S. pandemic state of emergency
U.S. President Joe Biden extended the country’s state of emergency, which was imposed in March 2020 due to the spread of the coronavirus. This is stated in a statement released by the press service of the White House.
As stated in the document, on March 13, 2020, former U.S. President Donald Trump “declared a national emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.” This regime had already been extended by Biden in February 2021. “The new coronavirus pandemic continues to pose a significant threat to public health and national security,” the statement stressed. As such, the said provision “should continue beyond March 1, 2022.”
More than 78.3 million cases of the coronavirus have been identified in the United States since the pandemic began, and more than 933,700 people have died, according to Johns Hopkins University, which does the calculations based on federal and local data. For both indicators, the U.S. ranks first in the world.