US President Donald Trump announced new designations for houses of worship as «essential» and called on governors managing lockdowns to re-open them during the coming weekend. The president was speaking from the White House in Washington, DC on Friday.
Should the governors ignore this new guideline, the president warned that he would «override» them.
«The governors need to do the right thing... Еще and allow these very important, essential places of faith to open right now, for this weekend. If they don't do it, I will override the governors. In America, we need more prayer, not less,» Trump said.
The US has registered 1,598,631 cases of the coronavirus with 95,847 deaths related to the virus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.