Biden announces 13-member coronavirus task force as Trump vows to go to court

Biden announces 13-member coronavirus task force as Trump vows to go to court

- US president-elect, Joe Biden, has unveiled a 13-member coronavirus task force who will guide him in dealing with the pandemic

- Biden vowed to prioritise COVID-19 when he officially takes over from President Trump in January 2021

- Meanwhile, President Trump has refused to concede defeat as he has vowed to challenge Biden's victory in court

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Days after he was projected to win the United States presidential election, Joe Biden, the candidate of the Democratic Party, has hit the ground running as he begins efforts to address one of the most important challenges facing the country - coronavirus.

According to The New York Times, Biden has set up a 13-member coronavirus task force to help address the health crisis triggered by the pandemic.

Before the poll, had analysed that President Donald Trump's poor handling of the COVID-19 pandemic might cost him the election, among other factors.

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Biden announces 13-member coronavirus task force as Trump vows to go to court
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris met with newly appointed COVID-19 advisory council in Wilmington, Delaware, on Monday. Photo credit: Amr Alfiky/The New York Times
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Though counting is still going on in a few battleground states, many reputable media organisations have projected Biden as the winner of the election.

Many world leaders, including President Muhammadu Buhari, have also congratulated Biden and expressed readiness to work with his incoming administration.

Meanwhile, Biden, unlike Trump, has also appealed to Americans to continue to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

He vowed to make defeating the pandemic his number one priority when he officially replaces President Trump in January 2021.

According to the data from Johns Hopkins University, the US has recorded over 10 million COVID-19 cases with over 230,000 deaths.

Nevertheless, President Trump has refused to concede defeat as he continues to raise unsubstantiated claims of electoral fraud.

The embattled US president has filed lawsuits to challenge the results in some states while he is also asking for recounts in some others.

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One of the prominent members of the Republican Party backing Trump is Senator Mitch McConnell.

McConnell said President Trump is 100% entitled to challenge the results of the election in court.

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Meanwhile, President Trump has announced Christopher Miller as the new acting secretary of defence.

The US president announced the new appointment via his Twitter page on Monday, November 9.

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