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President Joe Biden said Thursday that his administration will make high-quality masks available to Americans for free next week, and announced a new order to distribute 500 million COVID-19 tests for free—the latest action from the administration. To attempt to stop the spread of the highly permeable Omicron variant.

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Biden said The federal government will announce plans next week to distribute high-quality masks for free.

A White House official said he is “instructing his team to buy 500 million more tests” to meet future demand. ReutersWho first reported the news.

Additional tests will be ordered when the administration receives the first 500 million they ordered, CNN report,

Vice President Kamala Harris says the first 500 million tests may be available sooner next week during an interview on Thursday Today Display.

The new order will make a total of 1 billion tests available to Americans for free once they have ordered and received them.

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