On his first full day in office, President Biden signed 10 executive orders aimed at combating the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic toll. One order is focused on increasing coronavirus vaccine distribution, centralizing the federal government by creating vaccination centers in schools and government buildings, and bringing in thousands of federal workers to staff those sites. Biden said 100 of those centers should be open next month. Another order expands on Biden's Wednesday order mandating mask wearing on federal properties, also moving to require them on interstate travel including "planes, trains, and buses." People coming to the U.S. via plane will have to wear masks and test negative for COVID-19 before boarding. Other orders are aimed at increasing the number of COVID-19 testing sites. Biden recommitted to his promise of distributing 100 million coronavirus vaccines in his first 100 days in office.
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