Chinanews.com, December 5th Comprehensive report: On December 4th local time, President-elect Biden of the United States said that in view of the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, the presidential inauguration ceremony in January 2021 may be reduced or held online. Revamping the trend of slowing the recovery of the U.S. job market, Biden urged immediate action and pointed out that a new rescue plan was under discussion.
How to hold the inauguration ceremony of the President of the United States in 2021?
Biden revealed these details
Biden said on the 4th that the presidential inauguration ceremony in January 2021 may be scaled down or held online virtual format, as the Democratic National Convention in early 2020.
“The possibility of getting a million people together in the National Mall to the Lincoln Memorial is very small.” “I think you’ll see a more Democratic National Convention format than usual inauguration,” Biden noted.
Biden is scheduled to be sworn in as the next president on January 20, 2021, just weeks before the holiday season. Public health officials have warned that gatherings during the holiday could lead to a sharp spike in coronavirus cases unless people wear masks, practice social distancing and stay home. Biden has also warned that the epidemic will become more serious in the coming winter.
Biden reportedly said that in addition to following public health guidelines prepared for the inauguration, his team has been discussing plans with House and Senate leaders. “My primary goal is to keep America safe, but still allow people to celebrate,” he said.
Biden predicts that there will be no major parades along Pennsylvania Avenue on the day of the inauguration, but he adds that he cannot give a clear picture of the event at this time.” But my guess is that in every state of the United States, you will see a lot of virtual events that attract more people to participate.” He said.
The recovery of the U.S. job market slows down
Biden urges assistance
On the same day, Biden also pointed out that the American people face a “grave” employment prospect and that under the surge in COVID-19 cases, they need immediate assistance to tide the people through the difficulties.
According to the November employment report released by the United States, the recovery of the U.S. job market is slowing down. During the briefing, Biden said: “If we don’t act now, the future will become very bleak. The American people need help, and now they need it.”
He said the $908 billion relief package, which was being discussed in Congress, a good start, but more aid would be needed in 2021, he said.
According to the report, with the severe epidemic situation in the United States, the economic and employment recovery have been hindered. According to the latest data, 245,000 new jobs were created in the non-agricultural sector in the United States in November, and the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 6.7%, which slowed down significantly.