BIDEN VIRUS RESPONSE 12

President Joe Biden sets aside the last of a series of executive orders and presidential directives he signed during an event at the White House in Washington on Thursday. President Biden, pledging a “full-scale wartime effort” to combat the coronavirus pandemic, signed a string of executive orders and presidential directives on Thursday aimed at combating the worst public health crisis in a century, including new requirements for masks on interstate planes, trains and buses and for international travelers to quarantine after arriving in the United States.