US President Joe Biden is scheduled to hold the first official press conference of his presidency on Thursday. The 78-year-old, who took office amid a once-in-a-century pandemic, has gone longer than any president in the past 100 years before addressing a formal press conference.

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As per media reports, Biden is expected to address the issue of gun control, after a mass shooting in Atlanta left eight people dead last week and 10 were killed during a shooting in Boulder, Colorado this week.

However, the issue of immigration would take the centre stage on Thursday, as it may pose a significant political challenge for the Biden administration.

Along with these, he'll most likely highlight his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill and his policies on vaccinations for the country.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday that Biden was "thinking about what he wants to say, what he wants to convey, where he can provide updates and looking forward to the opportunity to engage with a free press."

Biden is soon expected to unveil the details of a major infrastructure package as well.