The US will lift emergency health measures on May 11
The government of US President Joe Biden announced on Monday that the emergency health measures at the federal level, which were introduced in the framework of the fight against covid, will be canceled on May 11, Reuters reported.
The COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency were declared in 2020 by then-US President Donald Trump.
The Biden administration has repeatedly extended emergency measures that have given millions of Americans free access to tests, vaccines, and treatment, Reuters notes.
The White House Budget Office said the measures, which expire in the coming months, will be extended until May 11, when the measures will finally expire.
During the health emergency, the government paid for covid vaccines, some tests, and some treatments. When the emergency measure expires, these costs will be redirected to private insurers.