Gergely Karácsony
Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony – Photo: MTI / Zsolt Szigetváry

Budapest pays tribute to victims, mayor calls for further patience

Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony called for sustained patience from the city's residents in a Facebook message on Wednesday afternoon, following a one-minute stoppage of public transport services at noon, paying tribute to victims of the epidemic.

Karacsony said recent days saw a “painfully” high number of victims, adding that the one-minute silence could not bring back those that died but represented a warning that there was no room for impatience” and “no matter how difficult, we must still hold on”.

“The minute-long silence also reminded everyone that we owe a debt of gratitude to those that make every effort to fight for other people’s lives,” he said.

Karacsony added that today’s figures showed Hungary at second place in global comparison in the number of Covid-related deaths. He also said there was no room for a “propaganda of success and false promises” in this situation and “we can only get over such national tragedy through cooperation”.

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