The people of the UK united in applauding the NHS from their homes on Thursday evening. The campaign took place to show appreciation for the NHS workers who are helping to fight the COVID-19 virus crisis.
The Clap for our Carers campaign took place to show the NHS that the people of the UK stand behind them.
The event took place at 8 pm UK time with people applauding from their balconies, and windows.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak joined in from Downing Street to applaud. The Prime Minister said in a tweet: “On behalf of the whole country, I want to thank all the incredible nurses, doctors, NHS support staff & carers who are working flat out to fight coronavirus”.
— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 26, 2020
People set off fireworks in Leytonstone and others sounded horns and trumpets in London.
The Ambulance Service of London said it was emotional and heartwarming to hear the applause.
The event took place as a further 115 people sadly passed away in the UK in the past 24 hours.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis joined by their parents in applauding the UK NHS workers last night.
The Clap for Carers event started online was planned because “during these unprecedented times they need to know we are grateful”
The landmarks in the UK including the City Hall and the London Eye were lit up as part of the #LightItBlue salute.