December 24th local time, King Felipe VI of Spain delivered a televised speech: “Due to the current epidemic prevention measures in Spain, many people are unable to reunite with their families on Christmas Eve, and many families have lost their loved ones this year.
I need to pay sincere respect to them here.”
“2020 has been a very difficult year. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of life, seriously affected our economy, and even destroyed many jobs. Many citizens have suffered from unemployment.
But even if things are bad, we cannot give in and must face the future with firm confidence.
“Here we need to send another thank you to the medical staff for their great efforts and extraordinary fighting spirit. At present, they are still facing this war, bearing a huge emotional and physical burden, and maintaining the health of all of us.
And defeating the COVID-19 pandemic requires all of us to do our personal responsibilities.”
“The European Union will be key to our fight against the economic crisis under the COVID-19 pandemic, and the European Union’s strong commitment to economic recovery and sustainability provides us with a historic opportunity to move forward.”
“2021 is better than 2020 and it’s not difficult for us, we will be on the path of post-pandemic renaissance in all aspects, and 2021 will be a special and promising year for Spain.”