US President Joe Biden speaks in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: AP
US President Joe Biden speaks in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: Joe Biden signs US$1.9 trillion stimulus bill ahead of prime-time speech

  • The signing of the massive American Rescue Plan was brought forward from Friday, as the US prepares to mark the one-year anniversary of its pandemic lockdown
  • Package includes US$1,400 relief cheques for individuals, US$350 billion in aid to state and local governments, and increased funding for vaccine distribution

US President Joe Biden speaks in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: AP
US President Joe Biden speaks in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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