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LIVE: President-Elect Joe Biden hosts COVID-19 Memorial on National Mall

A MEMORIAL and nationwide tribute to remember and honour the victims of COVID-19 in the US is held in Washington DC, on Tuesday, January 19. 

The event, organised by the team of the President-elect Joe Biden, takes place a day before his inauguration with a lighting ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool to honour the American lives lost to COVID-19 Communities across the country have been called on to join in the commemoration by lighting up buildings and ringing church bells.

Nearly 400 thousand people have died of coronavirus in the US since the beginning of the pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins University. ​

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