Minute's silence observed by councillors in Wolverhampton to remember coronavirus victims
A minute's silence has been held by councillors in Wolverhampton in tribute to those who have died from coronavirus.
Chiefs at Wolverhampton Council fell silent at their first virtual meeting of the cabinet to remember people in the city.
It came as council leader Ian Brookfield stressed it had been hard for everyone in Wolverhampton – describing the losses as a "tragedy".
Councillor Brookfield said: "It's been a difficult time over the last two or three months and it will continue to be, but I certainly want to thank everybody for the hard work they have done.
"I would like to thank the people of the city because without them we could have been in a lot worse situation.
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"Many people in the city have unfortunately lost their lives and everyone of them is an absolute tragedy to the city.
"They have lost their lives too early and it might've been someone you work with or someone who lives on your estate.
"The scale of it means it will have touched everyone and our heartfelt condolences go out to those who have gone too early."
All 10 members of the cabinet – meeting for the first time virtually at a meeting on Wednesday – paid their respects.
"We all need to stay safe and be kind," Councillor Brookfield added.
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