The White House announced that President Joe Biden will deliver a prime-hour televised address Thursday on the first anniversary of the start of the fight in the United States against the Covid-19 pandemic.
White House spokeswoman Gene Saki said that in the speech he will deliver on Thursday evening, Biden will review “the many sacrifices made by the American people over the past year and the enormous toll that societies and families have incurred across the country.”
On March 11, 2020, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared that the Coronavirus has become a pandemic.
Two days later, then-US President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to combat the pandemic, imposed a travel ban on all non-US citizens from most European countries, and approved general lockdown measures that are still in effect today in the largest economy in the world.
“This week marks the one-year anniversary of the country’s lockdown, mainly,” Sacchi said.
“It is important to note, of course, what steps have been taken and the progress that has been made, but of course also the path that we have to take,” she added.