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Campaign asks people to applause for NHS staff tonight at 8 pm


The campaign calls for people to join in a round of applause at 8 pm on Thursday 26 March to show those in the NHS how much we all appreciate their hard work.

The post that’s been shared on social media states: “During these unprecedented times they (the NHS) need to know that we are grateful.

“Please join us on March 26 at 8 pm for a big applause (from front doors, garden, balcony, windows, living rooms, etc) to show all who are working at the front line, our appreciation for their ongoing hard work and fight against this virus.

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“Please share this message, so we can make sure the word spreads and reaches all to join!”

‘Can you all either stand on doorsteps or open a window and clap and cheer as loudly as you can for all the frontline workers – NHS staff, carers, food and medicine delivery drivers, shop workers and anyone else on the frontline, risking their own lives to makes yours better. Let’s try and get this around the country.’

As of 9am on 25 March 2020, a total of 97,019 people have been tested, of which 87,490 were confirmed negative and 9,529 were confirmed positive.

463 patients in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died.

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