Plans for the decision were announced Friday not long after the president declared a national emergency due to the viral outbreak.

“It is my great honor to declare Sunday, March 15th as a National Day of Prayer,” Trump wrote in a tweet. “We are a Country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these.”

The declaration was immediately met with a slew of reactions ranging from general support to outrage and castigation.

Supporters of the president praised the decision, arguing that prayer was exactly what the country needed.

“Thank you President Trump for leading our nation to PRAY,” Twitter user @Hoosiers1986 wrote. “We need God now more than EVER. God Bless you, Mr. President, & God Bless America.”

The declaration was immediately met with a slew of reactions ranging from general support to outrage and castigation.

Supporters of the president praised the decision, arguing that prayer was exactly what the country needed.