US President-elect Joe Biden says he will sign an executive order on his first day in office requiring Americans to wear masks in order to curb the coronavirus pandemic. "I know that out of our collective pain, we're going to find collective purpose," Biden says in Wilmington, Delaware, as he introduces his health care team.
US President-elect Joe Biden says he discussed the implementation of a national mask mandate during a talk with state governors about a national approach to defeating Covid-19. "Ten governors, Democrat and Republican, have imposed masking requirements and recognized the need for universal masking," he explains during a press conference in Wilmington, Delaware. "It's not a political statement, it's a patriotic duty," he adds.