Joe Biden set to take over the reigns as US President in January 2021

Washington D.C.: Amid the surge in coronavirus (Covid-19) infections in the United States, President-elect Joe Biden tweeted that urgent action is needed now by the current administration as he would take over next year.

“I am the president-elect, but will not be president until next year. COVID-19 does not respect dates on the calendar, it is accelerating right now. Urgent action is needed today, now, by the current administration,” Biden said in his tweet.

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He said in his subsequent tweet that the coronavirus crisis “demands a robust and immediate federal response which has been woefully lacking”.

Biden, who has shown utmost concern towards the pandemic, announced a 12-member Covid-19 task force which would be responsible for formulation of several strategies to combat the disease once he takes office in January.

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According to a report filed by The Conversation, some of the top priorities include managing rise in cases that are affecting a large portion of the country, increase in manufacture of PPE kits including N-95 masks and an equitable distribution of a safe, effective and free of cost coronavirus vaccine once available.

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According to Worldometer figures, the United States has registered over 11 million Covid-19 cases till now out of which 249,975 have succumbed to the infection. It still continues to remain the worst hit globally.

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