Biden urges Americans to attend religious services ‘safely’ amid COVID-19 pandemic

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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday urged Americans to attend religious services ‘safely’ amid the raging coronavirus pandemic that has killed a quarter of a million Americans and infected more than 12 million people in the United States.

Biden made the call after a visit to St. Anne’s church in Wilmington, Delaware, for Saturday night mass.

A reporter shouted a question at Biden, as he walked out of the church at about 4:36 p.m., on whether all Americans should be able to attend religious services during the pandemic.

“Yes, safely,” he responded.

The President-elect, who did not seem to be accompanied by any family member, also waved, sporting khakis and a blazer.

He will be sworn into office on January 20, 2021, a day he says will be busy with executive orders to undo what Trump has done, including rejoining the World Health Organization, the Paris Climate Accord and repeal the Muslim ban.

Simon Ateba
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