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COVID-19 victims: Biden holds candlelight ceremony today

According to U.S. media reports, the U.S. coronavirus death toll is expected to surpass 500,000 on Monday.

• February 22, 2021
Biden and Kamala
U.S. President, Joe Biden and Vice President, Kamala Harris [Photo credit: RNZ]

United States President, Joe Biden, will deliver remarks on Monday on the lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr. Biden would also hold a moment of silence and candlelight at sundown together with the first lady, Vice President Kamala Harris, and her husband, the White House said.

“… The President, the First Lady, the Vice President, and the Second Gentleman will hold a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at sundown in the South Portico,” Biden’s Monday daily guidance, a statement by the White House, said.

According to the White House, Biden will deliver remarks in the White House’s Cross Hall ahead of the candle lighting ceremony.

Latest data from Johns Hopkins University indicate that the U.S. has confirmed more than 28.1 million coronavirus cases, while the country’s COVID-19 death toll stands at more than 498,800.

These are the highest figures of all the countries in the world.

According to U.S. media reports, the U.S. coronavirus death toll is expected to surpass 500,000 on Monday.

(Sputnik/NAN)

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