Grand Duke Henri praised health and care professionals and called for solidarity as the country took on the impact of government decisions that had not had to made for decades.
On Monday evening Grand Duke Henri broadcast a message seeking to reassure the people of Luxembourg and appeal for solidarity.
Grand Duke Henri took to the airwaves on Monday evening in a brief broadcast to the nation. “The government has decided to introduce measures that have not been seen in our country for decades. Decisions that go far and have a great influence on everyday life. They were decisions that certainly were not easy to take, but were extremely important and correct,” the grand duke said.
Watch the video (in Luxembourgish) here
The grand duke praised the efforts of health and care professionals in meeting the challenges presented by the spread of coronavirus. “I want to express my deepest respect for them and thank them for their valuable work and tireless commitment.”
He also appealed to everyone to respect general hygiene recommendations. “Every one of us has an enormous responsibility,” he said. But he also took time to thank everyday people who had launched spontaneous initiatives that had helped the vulnerable.