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Biden reverses ban on Nigeria, others, changes several other policies of Trump

The new President of the United States, Joe Biden started his first day in office by erasing some actions of former President Donald Trump.

In his first executive orders, Biden reversed Trump’s policies on the coronavirus pandemic, immigration, and climate change.

Biden canceled the ban which 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.

At the Oval Office’s Resolute Desk, Biden rolled out 15 orders and two other action items.

Biden has made mask wearing in all federal buildings and during interstate travel mandatory.

“It’s requiring, as I said all along, where I have authority, mandating masks be worn, social distancing be kept on federal property,” the President told reporters.

He also signed orders for America to formally rejoin the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Paris climate agreement.

Biden is stopping Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s actions that cause family separation.

He has halted construction of the wall along the US-Mexico border.

Two orders aim to provide immediate financial relief to the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic.

Biden signed another three to address racial disparities and inequities within the U.S. government and its operations.

He inked a decree directing the federal bureaucracy to conduct reviews and isolate any racial inequities in how government resources are allocated.

This dissolves the 1776 Commission, a Trump advisory committee established last September.

Another order borders on federal workplace sex discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans.

The administration will roll out a total of 53 executive actions over the next 10 days.

Joe Biden projected to become next America’s president as President Trump heads to Supreme Court

Joe Biden of America’s Democratic Party has been projected to take office as the next president of the United States.

According to various news networks CNN, NBC, Sky News and Aljazeera, Biden was projected to win the 20 electoral votes from Pennsylvania which takes his tally to 273 electoral college while President Donald Trump has 214 electoral college.

A candidate needs to win 270 electoral votes to become President.

President Donald Trump however, has alleged massive fraud in the electoral process, and announced intentions to file a suit to challenge the results at the Supreme Court.

If Biden is sworn in, he will be the 46th president of the United States, and oldest so far, at the age of 78.