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Joe Biden will refuse the inaugural parade

US President-elect Joe Biden has said he would like to avoid crowding in downtown Washington for his inauguration ceremony.

“I guess there probably won't be a giant Pennsylvania Avenue inaugural parade,” Biden said.

It is reported by the Voice of America.

Instead, the President-elect noted, the activity will be virtual. More people will be participating in online events than ever before, he said. Biden said he was working with the organizing team behind the online Democratic convention in August.

A large-scale inaugural parade would increase the risk of the spread of COVID-19 in the United States, which he would like to avoid, the president-elect said.

The current US President Donald Trump did not specify whether he will attend the inauguration ceremony. According to a source close to the White House, Trump is considering announcing his participation in the 2024 elections on the very day Biden takes office.

In addition, Donald Trump announced that he would leave the White House on inauguration day, January 20, if the Electoral College recognizes Democrat Joe Biden as the winner. The electors will gather this month to formalize the vote.

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