Biden to mark anniversary of COVID-19 shutdown tonight. How to watch

The prime-time address comes a year to the day since the spread of the coronavirus was officially declared a pandemic.

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President Joe Biden will deliver his first prime-time address on Thursday, marking one year since shutdowns and other restrictions were put in place across the US in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The president will discuss sacrifices many Americans have made over the last year and "the grave loss communities and families across the country have suffered," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday.

The address comes a year to the day since the World Health Organization declared the spread of the coronavirus a pandemic. Though COVID-19 vaccines offer hope that life could soon return to normal, more than 524,000 people have died in the US from the virus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins

Earlier on Thursday, Biden signed the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, which includes a third stimulus check and expanded child tax credits. The president said the legislation will help rebuild the country and give Americans a "fighting chance."

What time will Biden's address start?

Biden will give the address from the East Room of the White House on Thursday, March 11, at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.

How can you watch?

The president's address will be available on the White House website as well as the White House YouTube page.

It will also be available on C-SPAN and likely be carried by broadcast and cable TV news networks, possibly including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and CNN.