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WATCH: Britain once again claps for our carers in their heroic fight against coronavirus
30 April 2020, 20:09
Once again, Britain has delivered a rousing tribute to those on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic .
For many of us, life has slowed down or been halted entirely as we stay in our homes to protect the lives of those around us.
But for key workers across the UK, things have only become more difficult as they work to keep us and out families safe.
NHS staff in particular are putting themselves in danger each and every day as they work tirelessly to ensure us and those we love are cared for.
Touching footage from tonight has shown people taking to the streets to clap, cheer and make noise amid the pandemic, which has claimed more than 26,000 lives in the UK alone.
This has now ben the sixth week in a row that Brits have taken to their doorways and windows to show their appreciation.
Boris Johnson, who himself has recovered from coronavirus, took to the steps of Downing Street in thanks for staff who are working harder than ever to save lives.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak also posted a tribute to NHS staff and Captain Tom Moore in celebration for his 100th birthday, and mentioned our being "past the peak" of the virus.
In Manchester, Avanti train staff sounded their train's horns and joined together to ensure healthcare workers know how much they are valued.
Among those leading tributes was Carrie Symonds, who welcomed a baby boy with fiance Boris Johnson yesterday morning.
She tweeted: "Clapping again for our tremendous carers tonight and wishing hero Captain Tom Moore a very happy birthday.
"I also have another wonderful reason to thank the NHS this week too
"Thank you so, so much!"
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer also paid tribute and said: "Once again we’ve just seen an incredible display of appreciation to our NHS staff, carers and key workers. They’re risking their lives for all of us."
Clapping again for our tremendous carers tonight and wishing hero @captaintommoore a very happy birthday.— Carrie Symonds (@carriesymonds) April 30, 2020
I also have another wonderful reason to thank the NHS this week too 👶
Thank you so, so much! 👏👏👏👏👏🌈🌈🌈🌈
Once again we’ve just seen an incredible display of appreciation to our NHS staff, carers and key workers. They’re risking their lives for all of us. #ClapForOurCarers— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) April 30, 2020
Invergordon fire station showing their appreciation for the NHS, Carers and all fellow key workers 💙🚒👏🏼🚓👏🏼🚑❤️#ThankYouThursday #thankyouNHS #ClapForCarers #StaySafeStayHome #Invergordon pic.twitter.com/YHKqAaIt42— Invergordon Fire Station 🏴 (@InvergordonFire) April 30, 2020