Biden orders masks, quarantine for passengers flying to US in 'wartime' offensive on COVID-19Jan 22, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership
At a White House event, Biden said the roll out of the vaccine in the United States has been a "Dismal failure so far".
He also made a personal plea to all Americans to wear masks over the next 99 days to stop the spread of the virus, which has killed 405,000 people and infected more than 24 million in the United States, the highest numbers anywhere in the world.
“This is a wartime undertaking," Biden said.
Executive orders signed by Biden on Thursday will establish a COVID-19 testing board to ramp up testing, address supply shortfalls, establish protocols for international travelers and direct resources to hard-hit minority communities.
In addition to needing a negative COVID-19 test result before flying, travellers to the US will now need to quarantine upon arrival, Biden said.