(MENAFN) The coronavirus national emergency will be ended by May 11 according to a statement made by the White House on Monday, albeit that is going to need first extending it. The idea was disclosed after House Republicans declared they would vote to lift the emergency and as the World Health Organization stated that some type of public health restrictions should remain in place.
Both the public health emergency (PHE) and the current national emergency proclamation are slated to expire on March 1 and April 11, respectively. The Office of Management and Budget stated in a statement that President Joe Biden intended to "extend the emergency declarations to May 11, and then end both emergencies on that date." On January 11, the PHE was last extended.
Georgia Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted in response, “too late! Republicans already announced we’re declaring Covid is over and passing it through the House this week.” Noting that “the GOP is leading on this issue and Biden is trying to take credit.”
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