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.