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US President Joe Biden signed 42 executive actions in first 10 days: Here’s a summary of some of these key orders

US President Joe Biden signed 42 executive orders in the first 10 days of his presidency that not only overturned some decisions made by the previous Donald Trump administration, but also took steps towards Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ own governance agenda.

January 30, 2021 / 08:23 AM IST
US President Joe Biden speaks after being sworn in as the 46th President of the United States during his presidential inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 20, 2021. (Image: AFP)

US President Joe Biden speaks after being sworn in as the 46th President of the United States during his presidential inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 20, 2021. (Image: AFP)

United States President Joe Biden has signed 42 executive actions since his presidency began on January 20. These orders not only overturned some of the decisions made by the previous administration, but also took steps towards Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ own policy agenda.

Here’s a look at some of the key executive orders signed by Biden in his first 10 days in the Oval Office:

Travel restrictions: Biden signed a 'Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Non-Immigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease' which reinstated COVID-19 travel restrictions for individuals travelling to the United States from the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa and Brazil.

Boosting supply of essential equipment: The executive order of ‘Sustainable Public Health Supply Chain' was meant to accelerate manufacturing and supply for vaccination, testing and personal protective equipment.