'She Didn't Think There Would Be Any Clapping': Londoners Cheer in Support of Healthcare Workers

Londoners cheered, clapped and clanged pots and pans from their homes on Thursday, March 26, to show support for health care workers caring for those battling COVID-19.

Videos filmed by Ashley Moorman from a highrise in London show the overwhelming response from residents.

“My girlfriend works in the ICU at Charing Cross,” wrote Moorman on Twitter. “She didn’t think there would be any clapping – she was wrong.”

Hashtags such as #clapforNHS, #clapforourcarers, and #ThankYouNHS were heavily promoted by the government and the Royal Family throughout the day. When the time came thousands of people — including Princess Charlotte, Prince George, and Prince Louis, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson — took part in cheering for the National Health Service workers.

The UK has confirmed 11,658 cases and at least 578 deaths from complications of COVID-19.

According to the BBC, hospitals in London are “clearly on the brink” as they handle an influx of COVID-19 cases. Credit: Ashley Moorman via Storyful