April 29, Thursday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. U.S. President Joe Biden declared on Wednesday that America was “on the move again” during his first speech to a joint session of Congress. Biden started his address by highlighting the progress made in the fight against the coronavirus during his first 100 days in office. He said America is “turning peril into possibility, crisis into opportunity, setback into strength.” 2.The coronavirus continues to create serious question marks for Tokyo 2020 organizers. They met on Wednesday, and all related parties confirmed they would make a final decision in June on the number of domestic spectators allowed.
3.The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 1,027 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday. It is the first time since January 28 that the daily tally has topped 1,000 in the Japanese capital.