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[Published: Monday February 22 2021]

 US surpasses 500,000 Covid-19 deaths

WASHINGTON, 22 Feb. - (ANA) - 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. 
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. 
Biden has made a point of recognising the lives lost in the pandemic.  - (ANA) -
AB/ANA/22 February 2021 - - -

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