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COVID-19: Worried Vienna Inhabitants flock to Plague Column to Request protection

“Dear God please protect my nearest and dearest in the coronavirus,” is among those pleas left-handed up against the pillar. A kid’s drawing also reads”shield us in the coronavirus”.

The Plague Column or Trinity Column, because it’s formally called, has been given by Habsburg Emperor Leopold shortly after the Great Plague of 1679 where 80,000 people in town and its suburbs expired.

It was subsequently supposed as a sign of success within the plague — a concept of resilience citizens have rediscovered and flocked into as the nation, such as the rest of Europe, conflicts against the mortal COVID-19 pandemic.

A neighborhood resident who visited the monument told Euronews she prayed”the world is going to be a better location and this crisis will be over”.

Elena Holzhausen, an art historian for the Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna, told Euronews who”it is great there are places such as this one” in which people can express their anxieties and anxieties.

“it is a location that reminds of the following challenging time,” she added.

In the 14th century onwards, the capital was frequently struck by the Black Death.

During the previous outbreak in 1713, the town imposed strict measures involving the development of quarantine zones and cordoning off whole hospitals to frighten patients just which finally repaid.