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WATCH: Biden addresses the nation on COVID-19 anniversary

President Joe Biden is urging Americans to “stick with the rules” as he wraps up his address to the nation on the one-year anniversary of the beginning of coronavirus pandemic.

Watch Biden’s address in the video player above.

He is voicing optimism that the United States will edge toward a semblance of normalcy in the coming months, noting “there is hope and light of better days ahead if we all do our part.”

But the president is also warning that “we may have to reinstate restrictions” if Americans fail to stay vigilant about social distancing and other precautions to help stem the virus.

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Biden says, “Please, we don’t want to do that again, we’ve made so much progress,” adding, “This is not the time to let up.”

Biden spoke for 24 minutes from the East Room of the White House.

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