The President of the United States, Donald Trump, said today that he considers churches and other places of worship “essential” and called on state governors to authorize their reopening this weekend, despite the covid-19 pandemic.
Today, I am classing the houses of prayer – churches, synagogues, and mosques as essential places that provide essential services, “said the American President during a press conference.
Trump threatened that if the governors do not obey his orders, he would deauthorize them.
Disease Control and Prevention Center has already prepared guidelines for weeks for the re-opening of places of worship, but the White House refused to disclose them today when Trump abruptly changed course.
Globally, according to a report by news agency AFP, the pandemic of covid -19 has caused nearly 330 000 deaths and infected more than 5.1 million people in 196 countries and territories.