President Joe Biden ordered the flags to be raised at half-mast and held a solemn ceremony with a minute’s silence in honor of the victims of the disease
You U.S exceeded the mark of 500 thousand deaths Covid-19 this Monday, the 22nd, according to the Johns Hopkins University count. This hard record, added to the 28,174,133 million cases in the new coronavirus already registered in the North American territory, makes the country by far the most affected by the pandemic in the world. In memory of the victims, the president Joe Biden he ordered the flags of all federal buildings in the United States and all official agencies abroad to be flown at half-mast.
In addition, the head of government attended a solemn ceremony in front of the southern entrance to the White House next to the vice president Kamala Harris and their respective spouses, Jill Biden and Doug Emhoff. Speaking to the nation, Biden recalled that half a million deaths in a year of a pandemic are more numerous than the sum of all Americans who died in World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. The tribute was also marked by a minute of silence, 500 candles lit on the stairs of the White House and 500 chimes of the Cathedral bells of Washington D.C.
* With information from EFE