Joe Biden confirms everything he’ll do on Day 1 as President after inauguration today

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Joe Biden has confirmed everything he'll do on Day 1 as President after his inauguration today.

A statement from Biden's office ahead of his swearing-in today read: "Today, hours after taking the oath of office, President-elect Biden will take a historic number of actions to deliver immediate relief for families across America that are struggling in the face of converging crises.

"He will sign a combination of executive orders, memoranda, directives, and letters to take initial steps to address these crises, including by changing the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing economic relief, tackling climate change, and advancing racial equity."

Coronavirus appears to be at the forefront of Biden's priorities after reports Trump's administration left Biden with ‘confusing’ Covid-19 vaccine numbers.

Many US officials are insisting the vaccine delivery numbers reported by Trump’s office don’t align with what they are seeing on the ground, according to CNN.

The US Capitol Building is being prepared for the inaugural ceremonies
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Continuing the outlining of Biden's plans, his office said: "Today, President-elect Biden is launching his “100 Days Masking Challenge,” asking the American people to do their part — their patriotic duty — and mask up for 100 days.

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that masks “are a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19 that could reduce the spread of the disease.”

Other coronavirus plans included co-ordinating a unified national response to the pandemic and providing economic relief and support to working families.

Further plans outlined in the statement included tackling climate change by re-joining the Paris Agreement, and rolling back Trump’s environmental actions in order to protect public health and the environment and restore science.

Joe Biden plans to roll back Trump's environmental actions
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Biden's plans also include advancing racial equality and supporting underserved communities.

The President Elect's statement continued: "The president-elect’s equity agenda is grounded in advancing racial justice and building back better for communities who have been underserved, including people of color and Americans with disabilities, LGBTQ+ Americans, religious minorities, and rural and urban communities facing persistent poverty."

Biden will also reverse Trump's policy on excluding undocumented immigrants from the national cencus and will reverse the Muslim Ban.

The published plan outlined: "The president-elect will sign an Executive Action putting an end to the Muslim Ban, a policy rooted in religious animus and xenophobia

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"It repeals Proclamations 9645 and 9983, which restrict entry into the United States from primarily Muslim and African countries, and instructs the State Department to restart visa processing for affected countries and to swiftly develop a proposal to restore fairness and remedy the harms caused by the bans, especially for individuals stuck in the waiver process and those who had immigrant visas denied. 

"This is an important step in providing relief to individuals and families harmed by this Trump Administration policy that is inconsistent with American values."

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The ring of steel that is being constructed around government buildings is in stark contrast to previous inaugurations, when Washington has erupted in days of celebration.

The Covid-19 pandemic had already cancelled the inaugural balls.

Now the National Mall is closed to the public due to threats of violence from groups who attacked the Capitol on January 6.