US President Joe Biden has announced that all adults in the country will be eligible for coronavirus vaccines from April 19. Earlier the US had planned to open vaccination for all from May 1.
But even as he expressed optimism about the pace of vaccinations, Biden warned Americans that the nation is not yet out of the woods when it comes to the pandemic.
The president warned that "new variants of the virus are spreading and they're moving quickly. Cases are going back up in the US and hospitalizations are no longer declining.
More than 5.5 lakh Americans have so far died due to the virus.
Biden added that "the pandemic remains dangerous," and encouraged Americans to continue to wash their hands, socially distance and wear masks.