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