United States President Joe Biden’s first-ever State of the Union address concluded on a high on note Tuesday, with many members of the Congress giving a standing ovation to the country’s commander-in-chief. Biden was joined by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Kamala Harris on the podium.

Here are the key takeaways from Biden’s address from the Capitol complex:

-Show of support for Ukraine

Biden started off his address on Tuesday and extended “united” support to Ukraine. He was soon joined by the US Congress members, who were seen wearing blue and yellow ribbons and waving Ukrainian flags. 

-Blocking Russia from US airspace

Biden announced the airspace restrictions a few minutes into his speech, joining other western allies including the entire European Union and Canada. However, Biden assured that Americans wishing to travel back from Russia would have access to cross-border trains before boarding a flight to the United States.

-Appointment of chief prosecutor for pandemic fraud

United States Department of Justice will be appointing a chief prosecutor to hold individuals accountable for “pandemic fraud”, Biden announced on Tuesday. “We are gonna go after the criminals who stole billions of relief money meant for small business and millions of Americans”, the President told the US Congress.

-Leaving behind COVID-19

“Tonight, I can say we are moving forward safely, back to more normal routines,” Biden said. “It’s time for Americans to get back to work and fill our great downtowns again.”

Almost all lawmakers present in the legislative chamber were also seen without face masks, including the Vice President and Speaker of the House. 

-Addressing healthcare in the US

Biden used his State of the Union address to announce that his administration was launching a “test-to-treat” initiative to provide free antiviral pills at pharmacies to those who test positive for the virus. The President also spoke on capping the price for insulin for diabetic individuals.