The Biden administration will deliver more than 25 million masks to community health centers, food pantries and soup kitchens from March through May as part of the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, the White House said in a statement.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an order requiring masks in interstate transportation and at transit hubs, including airplanes, mass transit, taxis and trains, starting on Feb. 1

Reuters found new evidence that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) response to the pandemic was marred by actions – or inaction – by the agency’s career scientists and frontline staff.

Hours after being sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden signed 10 executive orders aimed at combating the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

U.S. leaders urgently called on Americans to wear masks and threatened even more drastic stay-at-home orders after deaths from the coronavirus set a single-day record, with two people dying every minute.

The World Health Organization tightened guidelines on wearing face masks, recommending that, where Covid-19 is spreading, they be worn by everyone in health care facilities and for all interactions in poorly ventilated indoor spaces.

With Egypt facing a second coronavirus wave, an inventor is trialing a remote-control robot which can test for Covid-19, take the temperature of patients and warn them if they do not wear masks at a private hospital north of Cairo.

Players in the National Football League must wear masks on the sidelines unless they have their helmet on and are preparing to enter the game, the league said as the NFL unveiled an enhanced set of Covid-19 protocols.

North Dakota became the 35th U.S. state to require face coverings be worn in public, as governors across the country grapple with a surge in coronavirus infections that threatens to swamp their healthcare systems.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said he has had no contact with President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus transition team and sees no reason to quit to join that effort when there is so much to do now to fight the surging pandemic.