Swiss light virtual candles in tribute for Coronavirus victims

By ANI | Published: April 4, 2021 06:32 AM2021-04-04T06:32:58+5:302021-04-04T06:40:13+5:30

The Swiss lit hundreds of virtual candles on Saturday to remember more than 9.7 million people who died during the COVID-19 pandemic and send a message of hope to the living.

Swiss light virtual candles in tribute for Coronavirus victims | Swiss light virtual candles in tribute for Coronavirus victims

Swiss light virtual candles in tribute for Coronavirus victims

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The Swiss lit hundreds of virtual candles on Saturday to remember more than 9.7 million people who died during the COVID-19 pandemic and send a message of hope to the living.

The candlelit vigil began with President Guy Parmelin lighting a wax candle in a video address to the nation. He said that a year after the outbreak began the Alpine nation was "starting to see a light at the horizon of this crisis."

The vigil will continue for 50 days from Easter until Whitsunday.

A candle can be lit at the website offreunelumiere.ch. It is represented by a flickering dot that appears on the online map of Switzerland according to your place of residence.

Candles come in four colours depending on whether they are lit in memory of a deceased person, as a sign of gratitude, union or hope. More than 1,700 candles have been kindled by Saturday evening. (/Sputnik)

( With inputs from ANI )

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