The nation is expected to fall silent in tribute to NHS workers who paid the ultimate sacrifice
The true heroes of the coronavirus crisis will be honoured in a minute’s silence tomorrow.
The nation is expected to fall silent in tribute to NHS workers who paid the ultimate sacrifice at 11am on Tuesday, April 28.
Doctors, nurses and other key workers have still had to work during lockdown after the coronavirus pandemic.
Boris Johnson, who battled the illness himself, including a spell in intensive care, will observe the minute’s silence.
Government workers will be asked to take part and the Prime Minister’s official spokesman said it is hoped others will participate “nationwide”.
The Unison union, the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Nursing launched a campaign last week for the nation to take a moment to honour frontline staff who have died during the Covid-19 crisis.
Between them, the organisations represent more than a million NHS and public service workers including porters, refuse collectors and care staff.
On Monday, the PM’s official spokesman said: “We will be supporting the minute’s silence.
“We will be asking everybody who works in the Government to take part and we would hope that others will take part nationwide as well.”
Tuesday’s silence will coincide with International Workers’ Memorial Day.
The PA news agency has confirmed the deaths of more than 90 frontline NHS workers since March 25, and there have also been lives lost in other key sectors, including private social care and transport.