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Biden to call for 100 days of mask-wearing

 International Desk

 Published: 03:07 PM, 4 December 2020  

Joe Biden; photo: AP

Joe Biden; photo: AP

US President-elect Joe Biden said on Thursday that he will ask Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days in office to minimize the transmission of coronavirus.

“On the first day I’m inaugurated, I’m going to ask the public for 100 days to mask. Just 100 days to mask — not forever, just 100 days. And I think we’ll see a significant reduction” in the virus, Biden said.

Speaking to CNN Biden said, he believed there would be a “significant reduction” in Covid-19 cases if every American wore a face covering.  He would make the request of Americans on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20.

The President-elect also said he would order masks to be worn in all government buildings.

The US has recorded 14.1 million cases and 276,000 deaths from Covid-19 - the highest of any country in the world.

Joe Biden is preparing to take office as pharmaceutical giants are poised to ship millions of doses of coronavirus vaccines to the Americans.

Source: BBC, AP