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COVID-19: Chain Bridge Illuminated Again in White to Honor Healthcare Workers

Fanni Kaszás 2020.11.03.

Once again, Budapest’s iconic Chain Bridge will be illuminated with white lights in the evenings as a show of appreciation for healthcare workers’ efforts to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony announced on Facebook.

Just as in the spring during the first wave of the coronavirus epidemic, the Chain Bridge will shine with white lights in the evenings in honor of healthcare workers, the mayor announced on Tuesday. According to Gergely Karácsony, if back then we “turned to healthcare workers with appreciation and respect,” it is now downright mandatory.

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Posted by Karácsony Gergely on Monday, 2 November 2020

He emphasized in the Facebook post that we should honor those fighting on the front-line, “because for what doctors, nurses, and all our compatriots in healthcare are doing for all of us today, at a time of a deadly epidemic spreading dramatically, we cannot thank them enough. It’s important not to leave them alone, not right now, when they have to deal with perhaps the biggest challenge of their lives.”

Coronavirus: Chain Bridge Illuminated with White Light in Nod to Healthcare Workers
Coronavirus: Chain Bridge Illuminated with White Light in Nod to Healthcare Workers

Budapest’s iconic Chain Bridge has been illuminated with white light since Friday as a show of appreciation for healthcare workers’ efforts to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Gergely Karácsony said in a video on Facebook on Saturday. The “small gesture” reflects the colour of doctors’ and nurses’ gowns, Karácsony said. White also shows the […]Continue reading

He closed his post by saying: “Let this white light be a warning for all of us to make the job of healthcare professionals easier,” adding a warning to the citizens that everyone should comply with the new restrictions effective from Monday and wear masks even in restaurants in addition to shops and on public transport.

featured photo: Márton Mónus/MTI