Leicester remembers those who fell to Covid-19

By Joshua Solomon

Leicester will join the nation in a minute’s silence today.

Leicester will join the nation in a one-minute silence on Tuesday (MAR23) at midday to remember those who lost their lives during the coronavirus pandemic.

This memorial will be one year to the day that lockdown started.

Leicester city cathedral will hold a memorial service, live from 7pm, candles will be lit for every life lost to coronavirus in the city, county and Rutland.

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The service will be streamed on the cathedral’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

To honour the NHS and key workers, council buildings will be lit blue as done before in the first lockdown.

Leicester city mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said: “Our thoughts are with all of those who have lost family members and loved ones over the past year, and our thanks go to everyone who has worked tirelessly to care for others and keep life going.

A tree-lined memorial walk at Watermead Country Park will be formally opened this spring.

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