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The Queen encourages people to ‘Clap For Our Carers’ tonight at 8pm


A message has been posted on The Queen’s official Twitter account encouraging people to show their appreciation to NHS staff.

People in Britain are being urged to take part in a nationwide applause on Thursday evening at 8pm to thank those who are dealing with the coronavirus, particularly nurses, doctors and carers.

The Royal Family’s Twitter account posted a message, saying: “Clap For Our Carers is an opportunity to show our thanks and appreciation for NHS workers, volunteers and all those working on the frontline.

“Join in at 8pm tonight!”

People are expected to take part in the nationwide clap in the nation’s doorsteps, windows, gardens and balconies at 8pm on Thursday.

Those behind the campaign say: “During these unprecedented times” NHS workers “need to know that we are grateful”.

They added: “Please join us on 26th March at 8pm for a big applause (from front doors, garden, balcony, windows, living rooms etc) to show all nurses; doctors; GPs and carers our appreciation for their ongoing hard work and fight against this virus.”