Morning news brief: Biden's $2.3 trillion plan, 15 million J&J vaccines destroyed and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Apr 01, 2021, 09:06 AM(IST)

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US President Joe Biden unveiled the much-awaited $2.3 trillion plan to rebuild America's crumbling infrastructure. Meanwhile, a US-based factory destroyed 15 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. Towards Europe, Macron has ordered a nationwide closure of schools amid a surge in coronavirus cases.

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Biden outlines plan to reengineer US infrastructure

The $2.3 trillion plan to rebuild America's crumbling infrastructure proposes doubling federal funding for mass transit and spending $80 billion to expand and modernise passenger rail service.

Nearly 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine destroyed

The pharmaceutical company claims the authorities found a batch of doses at a Baltimore plant, run by Emergent BioSolutions, 'that did not meet quality standards'.

Macron orders closure of schools amid surge in coronavirus cases

Amid a surge of coronavirus cases in France, President Emmanuel Macron has announced a nationwide closure of schools and a limited lockdown to contain the spread of the virus.

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