President Joe Biden will announce this Wednesday that his government will provide citizens with 400 million N95-type masks free of charge at various locations throughout the country.
A White House official said in a statement that these masks come from the national strategic reserve and that they will be available in tens of thousands of pharmacies and community health centers, where Americans can also get vaccinated against covid-19.
The Biden Administration will begin shipping the masks at the end of this week so that the public can obtain them by the end of the following week.
The White House made this announcement on the eve of Biden’s first anniversary in power.
Yesterday, Tuesday, the US Executive opened the website for citizens to request free covid-19 tests at home one day earlier than announced.
The authorities enabled the COVIDTests.gov portal, where for the moment Americans can request the sending of a maximum of four free antigen tests per household, despite the fact that last week they had announced that there would be eight rapid tests per month per person.
Biden is expected to offer a press conference this Wednesday on the occasion of the first anniversary of his inauguration, which will be held on Thursday, January 20.
It is expected that during his speech, Biden will show off his government’s management against the pandemic, despite the fact that the health authorities have received criticism in recent weeks for their confusing recommendations on the days of isolation and the use of a mask in the face of the variable. omicron.