National Weather Service issues a winter storm warning for more than 100 million Americans living from east Texas to the East Coast state of Maryland.
Biden's chief of staff Ron Klain declined to say which posts the president-elect would announce, though Biden said last week he has already decided on a person for the key position of Treasury secretary.
Turkey has sent medical aid to several countries, including the US, during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The order is expected to seek the use of financial incentives to encourage police departments to adhere to best practices following nationwide protests against police brutality and racism.
Shipment sent to the US includes 500,000 surgical masks, 40,000 overalls, 2,000 litres of disinfectant, 1,500 goggles, 400 N-95 masks and 500 face shields.
Larger shops and those in major German cities will open later as part of an attempted phased return to a more normal existence that will also see some students go back to school from May 4.
The virus is changing the US as Trump's antagonistic relationship with state governors compromises the nation's fight against the pandemic.
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's daughter and eight-year-old grandson disappeared after boating on the South River in Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan told reporters.
The restaurant industry has been one of the hardest-hit since local governments across the US started ordering residents to stay at home as much as possible to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The novel coronavirus has reached some 30 US states, with Oregon the latest to declare an emergency, and 60 million people in California and New York are under crisis measures.
While experts say refusing to let the ship into port for an extended period could hasten the spread of the virus among the people on board, many people are stranded on their cruise ships.
The Baltimore Museum of Art will spend $2.5 million this year on works by women. It will also reorganise several of its rooms to showcase the work of women and offer 20-odd exhibits of works by female artists.
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