US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris began their first full day in office attending a virtual Presidential Inaugural Interfaith Prayer Service.
The leaders were joined by their spouses, and Biden's children and grandchildren at the White House Thursday.
The prayer service was hosted by the Washington National Cathedral.
According to the website worldometers, so far 98,010,507 people have been infected with coronavirus in the world, 70,402,587 are considered cured, and 2,097,279 people have died as a result of this infection.
Currently, 25,510,641 cases are active, but only 111,745 of them, or 0.4 percent, are in a serious or critical condition.
U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday ordered the faster issuance of pandemic stimulus checks to needy families and increased food aid for children who normally rely on school meals, an effort to ease Americans' burdens while Congress negotiates over his proposed $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package.
The six great challenges that Joe Biden listed as the "cascading crises of our era," saying that his administration would be judged on the basis of how it handled them, are important not only for the United States but for the whole world. And so America's decisive return to a leading role on the international stage can only have positive results.
Ljubljana – Slovenia’s President Borut Pahor has welcomed the US’s rejoining the Paris climate agreement and the World Health Organisation (WHO) under President Joe Biden. “Multilateralism has regained encouragement and value. This is important for Slovenia, the EU and the whole word,” Pahor said in a post on his Twitter account.