The administration of US President Joe Biden spoke about a new budget plan worth $ 650 million, which includes a package of measures aimed at conducting COVID-19 testing in schools and homeless shelters. This project should become a kind of "intermediary" that will help hold out until Congress approves Biden's $ 1.9 trillion plan aimed at supporting the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, Politico writes on February 17.
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The White House announced on February 17 that the administration will make efforts to increase the number of COVID-19 testing centers in the United States. It is planned to create testing points in schools and shelters for the homeless, as well as to increase the allocation of the necessary funds.
"We are still not testing enough people and we have not equipped enough centers for this," the White House said.
It also became known that $ 650 million will also be spent on the creation of a regional network of centers for testing, which will interact with American laboratories.
As REGNUM previously reported, Biden proposed an expensive bill aimed at combating the coronavirus pandemic in his early days as president. Most Republicans, however, opposed and endured more moderate proposals.