More Than 150 National Guard in Washington for Inauguration Test Positive for Coronavirus

Between 150 and 200 National Guard deployed to Washington, D.C., to provide security for President Joe Biden’s inauguration have tested positive for the coronavirus, a U.S. official said on Friday.

The U.S. government imposed unprecedented security measures in the city following the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump, including fences topped with razor wire and checkpoints manned by National Guard.

The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the number of National Guard troops who tested positive could rise but was still a small fraction of the more than 25,000 troops deployed in city over the past few days.

The United States reported more than 4,000 daily deaths from COVID-19 for a second consecutive day on Thursday, according to a Reuters analysis of public health data, bringing the cumulative number of U.S. lives lost to almost 410,000.

The National Guard did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The military has said arrangements are being made for thousands of troops to return home, and that about 15,000 are expected to leave Washington within the next five to 10 days.

Some 7,000 National Guard personnel are expected to stay at least through the end of the month, officials have said. A smaller number of troops could stay longer.

(Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by Daniel Wallis)


      1. Hey head up your ass John.
        What goes around comes around. It was a common comment made by you and you libtard comrades and what we have seen in the last 4 days with Biden’s stupid shit it will be used many more times. Now go back to your mommy’s basement and cry.

        1. Hey Putrid. You have all the answers right? Lol. Mango will be written in the history books as THE worse president ever. And no amount of your whining and pissing will change that.

  1. Don’t forget that there would have been absolutely no need for the NG to be there if it had not been for the dangerous incitement done by President Who?.

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