Clap for Carers: UK in ’emotional’ tribute to NHS and care workers

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Media captionUK applauds health workers fighting to battle the coronavirus

People around the UK have taken part in a so-called “Clap for Carers” tribute, saluting NHS and care workers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

The Royal Family and the prime minister joined well-wishers who flocked to their balconies and windows to applaud.

A message from the NHS on social media described the tribute as “emotional”.

The Queen said the country was “enormously thankful” to the people on the frontline of the UK’s response to the virus, which causes Covid-19.

In a message on Instagram, she said the UK was grateful “for the expertise and commitment of our scientists, medical practitioners and emergency and public services”.