Manchester is set to glow blue again in support of the NHS.
Following on from last week’s Clap For Our Carers, which saw the whole of the UK take to their doorsteps to show their appreciation for the NHS, the nation will repeat the act of gratitude tonight. The general public can’t wait either, with a number of Twitter users taking to social media to encourage others to join in on the applause at 8pm.
— Sarah Campbell (@campbel_sarah) March 26, 2020
NHS staff have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic, dealing with increased numbers of cases every single day and attempting to turn the tide on the outbreak in our country. But not only will the public be involved, but a number of buildings in Manchester will also be continuing to light up blue in support of our front-line workers, with places such as Manchester Central, the North West’s new Nightingale Hospital, taking part every Thursday at 8pm.
— CityCo Manchester (@CityCo) April 1, 2020
This week’s round of applause will be extra special, not only cheering on NHS workers but other key workers who are continuing to go to work every single day, risking their health to restock our shelves in supermarkets and help us out in local pharmacies.
This week, the UK’s total number of cases reached over 29,000, with 2,352 deaths across the country reported by Public Health England*.
*Case numbers correct as of 1st April 2020.