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Romani residents of Czech housing estate thank those battling COVID-19 with hearts in windows

31.3.2020 7:19
Chanov housing estate, Most, Czech Republic, March 2020. Romani residents express appreciation for those on the front lines of battling COVID-19.
Chanov housing estate, Most, Czech Republic, March 2020. Romani residents express appreciation for those on the front lines of battling COVID-19.

Dozens of households at the Chanov housing estate in Most, Czech Republic, have responded to a challenge from a local association, Aver Roma, to thank everybody who is providing aid to others during the COVID-19 epidemic and to express support for them. Illuminated hearts have been shining from their windows as part of an event called "Thank you, together we can do it!"

"Chanov is using this heart symbol to thank all the paramedics, police, firefighters, retail clerks, drivers, waste disposal technicians, and janitors in the hospitals, everybody who is risking their health these days to combat the very insidious, invisible rival that is the coronavirus," Peter Bažo of Aver Roma told news server Romea.cz. "The people at the housing estate demonstrated their solidarity and how much they appreciate the people who today are on the front lines of combating this disease."

Bažo also said the event would be repeated at Chanov and that naturally it did not just involve expressing thanks, but that people at the housing estate themselves have joined specific aid efforts such as, for example, sewing face masks, as news server Romea.cz has previously reported. The association posted photos of the illuminated windows to social media last week.

th, ryz, translated by Gwendolyn Albert
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