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Biden extends the national pandemic emergency first declared in March 2020.

President Biden on Friday said he would extend the national emergency first declared in March 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The additional authority was set to expire on March 1.

Decision, contained in a letter from Mr. Biden to Congress which the White House has publicly announced, comes as a wave of coronavirus cases caused by the highly transmissible variant of Omicron has dwindled in the United States, and many states and localities ease pandemic restrictions.

But the pandemic is continuing to do some damage to the country. As of Friday, more than 75,000 Americans have been hospitalized with the virus. Mortality cases, delayed cases measured by weeks, growing in 14 statesand remained at nearly 2,300 per day nationwide.

“The Covid-19 pandemic continues to pose a significant risk to the public health and safety of the nation,” Biden wrote in the letter. “More than 900,000 people in this country have died from this disease, and it is essential to continue to fight and respond to Covid-19 with the full capacity and capacity of the federal government.”

The national emergency transfers special powers. It frees the federal government from being subject to a number of legal constraints, allowing the government to spend more money and easily take certain actions.

The pandemic emergency will expire if Mr. Biden does not notify Congress of his intention to extend.

President Donald J. Trump first statement The pandemic became a national emergency on March 13, 2020. Mr. Trump said further measures were needed to combat the virus, which at the time was known to have infected 1,645 people in the United States. – the number now exceeds 78 million people.

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