Coronavirus UK live: weekly round of applause for NHS staff

Applause takes place after Dominic Raab leads meetings on Covid-19 physical distancing measures

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NHS workers stand outside the Aintree university hospital during the 8pm clap to thank Capt Tom Moore, the 99-year-old war veteran who has raised more than £15m for the health service.

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The UK’s weekly round of applause for NHS workers is to take place in less than five minutes

After an incredible response last week, #clapforourcarers will now be a weekly event, taking place every Thursday at 8pm. ⁠Share and spread the word! #clapforcarers #nhs #keyworkers #clapfornhs #coronavirus #stayhome #thankyou #WeAreInThisTogether pic.twitter.com/asr0E1uPnX

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