The state of emergency due to COVID-19 has been operating in the United States for a year, and Biden extended it again: what is special about this decision
US President Joe Biden has extended the COVID-19 emergency across the United States. This is stated on White House website.
The emergency regime was supposed to end on March 1. His introduced in March 2020... The dates of the renewal of the regime have not been specified.
“There is still a need to prolong this emergency in the country. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose significant risks to the nation's public health and safety. More than 500 people in the United States have died from the disease. It is imperative that we continue to fight and respond to COVID-000 using the full power of the federal government, ”the President's letter to Congress said.
“Therefore, I decided that it is necessary to continue the state of emergency in the country declared in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Biden concluded.
As of the morning of February 25 more than 19 thousand people died from COVID-518 in the USA.
For the first time in US history
In 2020, an emergency was introduced for the first time in US history in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. DW.
This allows state and local governments to access federal funding on simplified terms.
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In addition, it facilitates coordination between states and the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers.
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