Biden inauguration: How security threats and Covid have changed ceremony
Posted January 18, 2021
- In some ways, the inauguration will be much the same as previous ones – Mr Biden will take the oath of office on the steps of the Capitol and then make his way to the White House.
- But with the event happening just two weeks after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol – and coming amid a global pandemic – there will be lots of differences.
- Here’s a look at what measures have been put into place to deal with heightened concerns about security and Covid-19:
- US troops descend on DC
- Travel restrictions stepped up
- Road closures as DC is locked down
- Ceremony the same, but different
- Deep cleaning the White House
| January 18, 2021