Senators call for moment of silence for COVID-19 victims

    U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski.

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. senators, including Lisa Murkowski and Brian Schatz, are calling for a moment of silence to honor those who have died from COVID-19.

    The moment of silence is planned for noon Monday.

    The U.S. on Wednesday surpassed 100,000 deaths related to the pandemic, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.

    Murkowski, a Republican, said too many families have seen loved ones suffer or been unable to have proper memorials for those who have died.

    Murkowski and Schatz, a Hawaii Democrat, are among a group of senators who also introduced legislation calling for the moment of silence.

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