Biden to launch hundred-day mask-wearing program

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans on the first day of his presidency to launch a program called “100 Days Masking Challenge” in the country, which will encourage Americans to wear protective masks for 100 days, according to a statement from his team on Wednesday, January 20.

The report notes that Biden plans to issue an executive order that masks and respect for social distance is mandatory in all federal buildings and federal areas for visitors and employees working there, reports NNS.

The president-elect will also call on local authorities to support enforcement of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus infection.

COVID-19-related measures include workplace support for employees and payments in the event of job loss or pay cuts due to the pandemic. Assistance will also be provided to manufacturers and various industries.

Earlier in the day, it was reported that Biden would sign several documents after taking office as president, including a reversal of the country’s decision to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO) and a return to the Paris climate agreement, RT reported.