Biden calls for 'meticulous oversight' of virus aid package

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (Source: AP Photo/Matt Rourke/AP)
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WASHINGTON (AP) Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says the congressional aid package addressing the coronavirus outbreak “goes a long way.”

But the former vice president says the agreement requires “meticulous oversight” and isn't all-encompassing.

He says the deal has omissions, such as student loan debt. Biden says he wants to forgive at least $10,000 of student loan debt now.

And he's taking issue with the aid package for not making coronavirus testing free.

His remarks came during a video news briefing.

Biden has moved his campaign largely online in response to the national move toward social distancing to slow the pandemic’s spread.