In order to curtail the spread of the deadly Coronavirus, US President-elect Joe Biden has said he will ask Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days in office.
Mr. Biden disclosed his intentions while speaking to CNN. He stated that he believed there would be a “significant reduction” in Covid-19 cases if every American wore a face covering.
Apart from him making wearing of masks compulsory to the general public, Mr. Biden also said he would order masks to be worn in government buildings.
On infections and casualties, the US has recorded 14.1 million cases and 276,000 deaths from Covid-19 – the highest of any country in the world.
Mr Biden is preparing to take office as pharmaceutical giants are poised to ship millions of doses of coronavirus vaccines to the American public.
Meanwhile, the UK on Wednesday became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer vaccine.
Mr Biden made some comments during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper. He said: “The first day I’m inaugurated to say I’m going to ask the public for 100 days to mask. Just 100 days to mask, not forever. One hundred days.
“And I think we’ll see a significant reduction if we occur that, if that occurs with vaccinations and masking to drive down the numbers considerably.