COVID-19: Joe Biden pays tribute to victims as US surpasses 400,000 deaths

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  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “COVID-19: Joe Biden pays tribute to victims as US surpasses 400,000 deaths” – below is their description.

    On the eve of his inauguration as US president, Joe Biden took part in a ceremony in Washington to remember the 400,000 people who lost their lives due to COVID-19.

    The coronavirus victims were represented by 400 lights placed around the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

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