Coronavirus: Trump declares national day of prayer in U.S.

President Donald Trump speaking in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
President Donald Trump speaking in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The United States government has declared Sunday as a national day of prayer in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

President Donald Trump made the announcement on Twitter on Saturday, urging Americans to turn to God for the country to prevail.

“It is my great honor to declare Sunday, March 15th as a National Day of Prayer,” Mr Trump said.

“We are a country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these.

“No matter where you may be, I encourage you to turn towards prayer in an act of faith. Together, we will easily PREVAIL!” Mr Trump tweeted.

Mr Trump’s declaration came a day after he declared a national emergency in the country to free up federal resources to combat the coronavirus.

There are more than 1,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the US so far in 49 states.

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention said between 160 million and 214 million people in the United States could be infected over the course of the epidemic, according to a report project published on the New York Times.

On Saturday, Mr Trump said he had taken the coronavirus test and was expecting a result in a day or two.

Coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, broke out in Wuhan, Hubei province of Central China in December last year. The virus has infected over 100,000 people in more than 100 countries, causing no less than 5000 deaths worldwide.


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