- There was so much joy in the air as Americans welcome their 46th president, Joe Biden
- It was however a sad thing for President Biden on his inauguration day as United States recorded no fewer than 4,400 deaths from COVID-19
While reporting on United States coronavirus disease deaths for January 20, Daily Mail US informed that:
Wednesday (January 20) marked the second deadliest day, according to COVID Tracking Project data. The deadliest 24 hours came on January 12, with 4,462 people dead, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins university.
In the first order he signed since arriving at the White House, Biden on Wednesday mandated masks and physical distancing in all federal buildings and the development of a testing program for federal employees for COVID-19, in a first step to combat a pandemic that has already claimed the lives of more than 400,000 Americans.
Biden’s order says federal employees, contractors and others in federal buildings or on federal lands should ‘wear masks, maintain physical distance, and adhere to other public health measures, as provided in (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.’
In addition, The White House (@WhiteHouse) made the immediate plans of the Biden administration known stating that “We are currently facing four converging crises — COVID-19, the resulting economic crisis, climate change, and racial inequity. Today, President Biden took actions to combat these challenges.”