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Grand Duke Henri addresses Luxembourgers as COVID cases increase

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Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg addressed his fellow Luxembourgers on Tuesday amidst the increase in COVID-19 cases across Europe and the globe.

The head of state spoke in Luxembourgish with French subtitles shown below as he expressed his concern with the recent employee infections in hospitals and nursing homes. He also told the people that they must work together to slow the spread of the virus and protect their loved ones – especially the vulnerable and elderly.

The Grand Duke’s full speech can be read below:

Dear fellow citizens,

In these difficult times, it is important for me to share these few thoughts with you. As you all know, the number of Coronavirus infections has again increased massively in the past few days. In Europe and across the world.

Luxembourg was not spared by this second important wave. What particularly concerns me is the fact that there have been infections within hospitals, where staff have been infected. Added to this is the news that at the same time there is an upsurge in infections in nursing and care homes.

Due to this new rise in infections, the situation in the health sector is tense. All the medical staff do extraordinary work. They do their best to ensure optimal care.

But it is also important that everyone who lives, lives or works in Luxembourg helps to stop the spread of the virus once again.

We all have a responsibility towards our loved ones, and in particular towards the vulnerable and the elderly.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.