President Trump orders flags to fly at half-staff for coronavirus victims

So far there has been more than 94,000 coronavirus deaths in the U.S.

President Trump on May 21, 2020
President Trump on May 21, 2020
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Updated: May 21, 2020 - 11:10pm

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President Trump on Thursday evening announced that American flags located at federal buildings and national monuments will fly at half-staff for several days as a tribute to the tens of thousands of Americans who have perished from COVID-19.

"I will be lowering the flags on all Federal Buildings and National Monuments to half-staff over the next three days in memory of the Americans we have lost to the CoronaVirus," the president tweeted. "On Monday, the flags will be at half-staff in honor of the men and women in our Military who have made the Ultimate Sacrifice for our Nation," the president also tweeted.

So far there have been more than 94,000 COVID-19 fatalities in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University.

New York State has been the hardest hit state by far with more than 28,000 deaths, followed by New Jersey with more than 10,000 deaths.



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