#US National Guard

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Thursday saw the second recurring instance of the US recording more than 4,000 daily COVID-19 related deaths. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Reportedly, the number of COVID-19 cases could later rise
  • The National Guard said in a statement that it would be discussing COVID-19 cases
  • About 7,000 troops are expected to remain in the capital till the end of the month

.Mendon, NY, USA
New York Army National Guard UH-60 helicopter used for medical evacuations crashed on Wednesday. (Representative image: Unsplash)

  • The time of the crash is reported to be shortly after 6:30 am 
  • The National Guard is on its way to Mendon
  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the flags will be flown half-staff on Thursday

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
A US National Guard near Capitol Hill.(Photo Credit:AFP)

  • More than 21,000 National Guard troops have begun pouring in from across the country for the inauguration
  • In a sign of how exceptional the situation is, the reservists will be armed
  • More than 2,000 reservists are also to be deployed in some states where Trump supporters could stage violent demonstrations