US President Donald Trump introduced on Thursday (native time) that American flags on all of the federal buildings will probably be lowered to half-staff over the subsequent three days in reminiscence of the residents who misplaced their lives as a consequence of coronavirus.
“I will probably be reducing the flags on all Federal Buildings and National Monuments to half-staff over the subsequent three days in reminiscence of the Americans we have now misplaced to the CoronaVirus….,” Trump mentioned in a tweet.
According to the most recent information from Johns Hopkins University, the variety of coronavirus circumstances within the US has surged to 1,575,064 whereas the loss of life toll has risen to 94,591.
“….On Monday, the flags will probably be at half-staff in honor of the women and men in our Military who’ve made the Ultimate Sacrifice for our Nation,” Trump mentioned in one other tweet.
According to a report in The Hill, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer wrote Trump earlier on Thursday urging the president to decrease flags as soon as the U.S. reaches the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus.
“It would function a nationwide expression of grief so wanted by everybody in our nation,” the Democratic leaders wrote, in line with The Hill.