“I will put the flags on federal buildings and national monuments half-masted over the next three days, in memory of the (North) Americans we lost because of the coronavirus,” wrote Trump on the social network Twitter.
The most bereaved country in the world due to the covid-19 pandemic, the USA recorded 93,863 deaths and more than 1.5 million infected people.
Globally, according to a report by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already claimed almost 330,000 deaths and infected more than five million people in 196 countries and territories.
More than 1.8 million patients were considered cured.
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China.
RN // SR
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