Biden to give his first primetime address on Thursday – marking one year since Covid shut down much of the nation

PRESIDENT Joe Biden will give his first primetime address on Thursday.

The speech will mark one year since Covid shut down much of the nation as the pandemic took a devastating foothold in America.

"The president will deliver his first primetime address to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdown on Thursday," Psaki said at a press briefing.

"He will discuss the many sacrifices the American people have made over the last year and the grave loss communities and families across the country have suffered," she added.

This will be Biden's first primetime address since he took office on January 20, 2021.

More than 28.7million cases of Covid have been confirmed in the US, according to the latest data from the Covid Tracking Project.

Over 515,000 Americans have died from the virus.

The address is to come just days after the Senate passed another $1.9trillion Covid relief package – meant to ease the burden of some of the financial hardship Americans have faced amid shutdowns.

After the package was passed, Biden said America "has suffered too much for too long," as he added that stimulus checks should begin to be sent out by the end of the month.

He added that "everything in this package is designed to relieve the suffering and to meet the most urgent needs of the nation, and put us in a better position to prevail."

Also on Tuesday, the CDC released guidance that fully vaccinated Americans can gather maskless indoors.

They should still wear masks in public, however, the health agency states.

Health experts and officials are pushing for vaccinations – as they work to ease the weight of the pandemic and get as many Americans protected against the virus as possible.

With increased production of vaccines – and Johnson & Johnson recently becoming the third company to get emergency approval for their shot – Biden announced the nation is on-track to have enough jabs for all Americans by the end of May.

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