March 12, Friday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. U.S. President Joe Biden has unveiled a strategy to beat the coronavirus pandemic and get the country closer to normal by Independence Day on July 4.
2. The U.N. Security Council has issued a presidential statement condemning the violence against protesters in Myanmar, where a number of casualties have been reported. 3. Britain has condemned the Chinese government’s decision to change Hong Kong’s electoral system. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab called the reforms the “latest step by Beijing to hollow out the space for democratic debate” in Hong Kong.