British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his Finance Minister Rishi Sunak on Thursday night led the country in a collective round of applause - dubbed as "Clap for our Carers" - for the health workers tackling the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. United Kingdom's youngest royals - Prince William and Kate Middleton's children - were among those whose videos caught the social media by storm.
Boris Johnson shared a video on Twitter where he can be seen standing outside 10 Downing Street in London clapping with Rishi Sunak standing by his side. "On behalf of the whole country, I want to thank all the incredible nurses, doctors, NHS support staff & carers who are working flat out to fight coronavirus Clapping hands sign #ClapForOurCarers #ClapForNHS To help them, and protect the NHS, we need everyone to stay at home #StayHomeSaveLives," British PM Boris Johnson tweeted with the clop.
"Thank you NHS (National Health Service)... thank you very much," he is heard saying in the video.
In a video shared by the Kensington Palace's official account, children of Prince William and Kate - Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - were seen cheering medical workers.
The "Clap for our Carers" initiative was widely spread on social media, encouraging people to deliver a round of applause at 2000 GMT for all those tackling the COVID-19 outbreak. "During these unprecedented times they need to know that we are grateful," a message shared with the posts read.
In a video tweeted by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, sounds of claps, whistles could be heard. "LONDON. We just sent a message loud and clear to every single NHS worker: Blue heart You truly are the best of us. Blue heart Your hard work and dedication is saving lives every single day. Blue heart We couldn't be more grateful @GSTTnhs #ClapForCarers," Mr Khan wrote.