El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has called on citizens to pray collectively for the end of the novel coronavirus pandemic on Sunday.
Believers should join in prayer in their homes at 2 p.m. local time, the president said in a Facebook post.
Salvadorans will ask God to “heal our land and allow us to defeat the pandemic which is battering the whole world,” Bukele said.
The National Prayer Day was instituted through a presidential decree, Bukele said, but added that the prayers were “voluntary” in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.
El Salvador has confirmed 1,725 COVID-19 infections and 33 deaths so far.