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Moment of Silence in Budapest to Remember Covid Victims

Hungary Today 2021.03.24.

At noon, Budapest remembered those who lost their lives from the coronavirus with one minute of silence.

People stopped at public spaces and at home to pay their respects to those who  lost their lives due to the pandemic. Public transport in the capital also stopped.

The Hungarian capital joined an initiative by the Eurocities network of large cities in Europe.

On Sunday, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony said the gesture was also intended as a sign of appreciation for the work of frontline workers such as doctors, residents, nurses, and paramedics.

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He added that the “remembrance does not aim to aggravate, but to mitigate the increasingly elevated tone of political debates.”

Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Balogh/MTI