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Biden swings into action, reverses Trump’s travel ban on Nigeria, others



United States President, Joe Biden

United States President, Joe Biden, has swung into action upon his first day in office by erasing some actions of former President Donald Trump.

Biden was on Wednesday, January 20, sworn in as 46th president of the United States.  As part of his first executive orders, he reversed Trump’s policies on the coronavirus pandemic, immigration, and climate change.

Before his exit from White House on Wednesday, Trump-led administration had restricted travel to the U.S. from mostly Muslim nations

The countries are Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Chad, North Korea, Venezuela, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania.

Apart from the cancelation of the ban, Biden also rolled out 15 orders and two other action items and made the mask-wearing in all federal buildings and during interstate travel mandatory.

 According to him, “There’s no time to waste. These are just all starting points. it’s requiring, as I said all along, where I have authority, mandating masks be worn, social distancing be kept on federal property.”

He added that before signing the 17 executive orders in the White House, a statement that connotes the possibility of many more to come.


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