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Lowered flags honor virus victims in US

China Daily | Updated: 2020-05-23 00:00

Trump order for half-staff tribute in force for 3 days as toll nears 100,000

US President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered US flags to be lowered to half-staff for three days in honor of those who have died from the coronavirus in the United States.

The announcement came as the country's COVID-19 death toll approaches the 100,000 mark, and followed calls by Democrats to lower the flag when it reaches that grim milestone.

"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," Trump tweeted.

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