The flag near the building of the Russian Embassy in the United States was lowered to commemorate the victims of the coronavirus. This was reported on Twitter of the diplomatic mission.
The publication says that the diplomatic mission expresses solidarity with the American people, who grieve over the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier, US President Joe Biden announced a five-day mourning for the victims. In addition, at last count, the number of deaths in the United States passed the mark of half a million deaths.
On December 31, 2019, the Chinese authorities announced an outbreak of pneumonia in the city of Wuhan. The causative agent of the disease is a new type of coronavirus, which has been given the official name COVID-19. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of the new coronavirus a pandemic.
In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 112.1 million cases have been registered in the world, over 87.6 million people have recovered, and more than 2.4 million patients have died. More than 4 million people with COVID-19 have been identified in Russia.