China to mourn coronavirus victims on April 4

A woman waits outside a childrens' hospital in China on March 31, 2020. PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (XINHUA) - China will hold a national mourning on Saturday (April 4) for citizens who died in the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak and patients who died of the Covid-19 disease, according to the State Council.

During the commemoration, national flags will fly at half-mast across the country and in all Chinese embassies and consulates abroad, and public recreational activities will be suspended across the country.

At 10am on Saturday, Chinese people nationwide will observe three minutes of silence to mourn for the deceased, while air raid sirens and horns of automobiles, trains and ships will wail in grief.

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