US President Joe Biden announced a five-day mourning for 500 thousand Americans who died from coronavirus, reports zakon.kz with reference to TASS.
This was reported by the press secretary of the head of state Jen Psaki.
On the evening of February 22, US President Joe Biden paid tribute to fellow citizens who died from the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill, went to the South Portico of the White House, where 500 candles were burning, symbolizing the 500 thousand victims of the coronavirus. The first US married couple was joined by Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Douglas Emhoff.
The number of deaths from the disease caused by the coronavirus exceeded in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University, the mark of 500 thousand. According to the latest data, a total of 28,174,133 people were infected in the country. The number of deaths was 500,071. The university makes calculations based on information from federal and local authorities.