Coronavirus: Flags at half-staff for those who died, Trump orders

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Flags will be lowered for three days, then again Monday for Memorial Day.

Flags at federal buildings and national monuments will be lowered to half-staff for the next three days to honor Americans who have died due to the coronavirus. President Donald Trump tweeted the announcement Thursday.

More than 94,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. That’s out of nearly 1.6 million reported cases in America. Nearly 300,000 people in the U.S. have recovered.

Trump also tweeted that flags will be lowered on Monday — Memorial Day — to honor military service members who have died.

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