efe-epaBy Helen Cook New York, US

New York bid farewell to 250 Mexican "heroes" in a heartfelt ceremony at the St. Patrick's Cathedral, before the remains of Covid-19 victims in the city were transferred to their native country on a Mexican military plane, marking the largest repatriation in its history.

"Thanks to these 250 heroes, who are known as front liners, this city continued to function," the Mexican consul in New York, Jorge Islas Lopez, who traveled to Mexico with the urns, said at the ceremony on Saturday. EFE-EPA