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The U.S. state of Iowa marked a Day of Prayer on Thursday to urge unity against the nationwide coronavirus outbreak. 

“I’ve declared tomorrow (4/9) as a ‘Day of Prayer’ in Iowa. It’s the first day of Passover and Maundy Thursday, and I encourage all Iowans to unite in prayer,” Governor Kim Reynolds said Wednesday on Twitter, also referring to Jewish and Christian holy days.

In a separate statement, Reynolds urged Iowans to “unite in prayer” in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, inviting residents of the Midwestern state to participate in the 59th Annual Iowa Prayer Breakfast, which is offered

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