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Biden vows action on 'day one' to halt spiraling Covid crisis

Wilmington, United States | Joe Biden said Friday as he closed in on winning the US presidency he would he waste no time in addressing the Covid pandemic upon taking office.

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - NOVEMBER 06: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) leave the stage after addressing the nation at the Chase Center November 06, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. The winner of the 2020 presidential election has yet to be declared, as vote counting continues in the key states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, and North Carolina.   Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP
"I want everyone, everyone to know on day one we're going to put our plan to control this virus into action," Biden said in a late night address from his hometown Wilmington, in Delaware.

Biden expressed confidence that he would defeat President Donald Trump as vote counting dragged on from Tuesday's election but stopped short of declaring himself the winner.

He pledged to unite a bitterly divided nation.

"It's time for us to come together as a nation to heal," Biden said.

Topics: US , Vote , Biden , Covid , Politics , Election
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