Biden’s inauguration will be held in view of the coronavirus pandemic

Biden's inauguration will be held in view of the coronavirus pandemic

President-elect’s inaugural committee urges Americans to stay at home during ceremony

On Tuesday, President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration committee announced compliance with public health measures during the inauguration, which will take place at the height of the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives in the United States..

Representatives of the committee reported on joint work with the Joint Committee of Congress on the inauguration ceremonies. This, as the statement says, will ensure that during the inauguration “sacred American traditions will be observed while ensuring the safety of Americans and preventing the spread of COVID-19.”.

The committee said on January 20, Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in at the Capitol with “strict health and safety protocols,” followed by Biden’s inaugural speech..

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“The geography of the ceremony will be extremely limited and [the concept] of the subsequent parade will be rethought,” the committee added, urging Americans to stay at home during Biden’s inauguration celebrations..

“The pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the health of the country’s population. Americans everywhere must do their part to slow the spread of the virus by wearing masks, staying at home, and limiting participation in meetings [with others]. We ask Americans to participate in inaugural events from home to protect themselves, their families, friends, and society at large, ”said Dr. David Kessler, chief medical adviser to the committee..

It remains unclear whether incumbent President Donald Trump will attend Biden’s inauguration ceremony. On Sunday, when asked by a Fox News reporter if he was going to attend the ceremony, Trump said he “doesn’t want to talk about it.”.

More than 16.5 million cases of coronavirus infection have been reported in the United States since the start of the pandemic, from which more than 301,200 Americans have died, according to Johns Hopkins University..

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