April 5th – according to the real-time statistics of Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 8:20 Beijing time on April 5, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide has exceeded 130 million, and the cumulative number of deaths has exceeded 2.85 million. U.S. President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden released a recorded video on the 4th to wish the people a happy Easter, in which Biden also encouraged people to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
On the 4th local time, Biden said in a video posted on social networking sites: “Jill and I want to extend my most sincere Easter greetings to you and your family.”
“COVID-19 has not disappeared, and many of us still feel the desire and loneliness that comes with distance,” Biden noted. Most people will still be separated from family and friends… However, there is still light in the darkness, and darkness has not conquered it.”
Biden also said, “By getting vaccinated and encouraging your church and community to get vaccinated, we can not only beat this virus, but also let the day of celebrating the holiday together again come sooner.”
U.S. First Lady Jill also shared holiday greetings and expressed hope for the economic recovery of the United States. Jill said: “Today, with the arrival of spring, we see hope around us. American families are getting financial aid that can breathe.” Businesses are recovering, and more Americans are getting a life-saving vaccine.”
According to the real-time statistics of Johns Hopkins University in the United States, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States exceeds 30.7 million, and the cumulative number of deaths exceeds 550,000.