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Biden to mark half a million COVID deaths in the US with White House ceremony

Fauci says Americans may still be wearing masks in 2022; UK speeds up vaccination plan; WHO calls on Tanzania to act Fauci laments ‘historic’ Covid toll as US nears 500,000 deathsEngland roadmap out of lockdown revealedUK: changing events could put brakes on recovery roadmap, says ministerIsrael’s use of Covid vaccines in prisoner swap deal sparks rowSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.26am GMT US President Joe Biden will mark the country crossing 500,000 lives lost from Covid-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House, AP reports.
White House said Biden will deliver remarks at sunset to honor those who lost their lives.
He will be joined by first lady Jill Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff.
His first event upon arriving in Washington for his inauguration a month ago was to deliver remarks at a Covid-19 memorial ceremony.
The nation is expected to pass the grim milestone on Monday, just over a year after the first confirmed US fatality due to the novel coronavirus.The
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