Say thanks to NHS staff during coronavirus pandemic

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Residents in other European countries including Spain, France and Italy have taken part in similar rounds of applause to show gratitude for the work of their healthcare workers at this challenging time.

The UK's campaign started online, and is expected to be supported by hundreds of thousands of people tonight.

It took place at 8pm on Thursday from the nation's doorsteps, windows, gardens and balconies.

People in Kent are being encouraged to join in with a national campaign aimed at showing appreciation for NHS staff across the country.

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People across the United Kingdom are being urged to join a round of applause for the heroes tackling the Coronavirus Crisis at 8pm tonight (Thursday). One of those groups are the men and women of the NHS who are working tirelessly to try and protect us, the Great British public. Tonight, it's time for us to join together and say thank you for their fantastic work in this time.

Say thanks to NHS staff by giving them a round of applause at 8pm on Thursday 26 March. And being a Dutch Londoner, I want to pass this on in the country I feel so at home, and the NHS had been nothing but unbelievable to my family and myself!'

"The best thing we can do - apart from staying at home - is to use our skills and networks to say thank you to everyone who is supporting the NHS and risking their own health to help others during this pandemic". "I hope you can too".

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