January 20th, the current President of the United States, Biden issued an executive order requiring the American people to wear masks and launched the “100-day mask challenge” to deal with the growing epidemic situation in China.
According to the New York Times on the 20th, Biden first signed an executive order requiring the American people to wear masks.
The executive order requires people to wear masks and maintain social distancing when they are operating in federal buildings and all federal territories.
In addition, he launched the “100-day mask-wearing challenge”, requiring all Americans to wear masks for the next 100 days, and urging states and local governments to strictly implement the regulation.
Biden also set up a White House coronavirus response coordinator and presidential adviser to oversee the White House’s distribution of vaccines and medical supplies, according to the report.
On the day of signing the executive order, Biden said that “time is waiting for no one, and immediate action must be taken” and said that he would honor his promise to the American people.
CNN reported on the 20th that the American Society of Infectious Diseases recognized Biden’s “face mask order” and said that wearing masks was very important for epidemic prevention and control.
According to the latest statistics of Johns Hopkins University in the United States, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States exceeds 24 million, and the cumulative number of deaths exceeds 400,000.