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Coronavirus UK: One minutes silence for NHS dead on Tuesday

Britain will hold minute’s silence at 11am tomorrow to pay tribute to NHS staff and key workers who have died battling coronavirus pandemic

  • Boris Johnson will observe the minute’s silence after overcoming coronavirus
  • Government workers will be asked to take part along with rest of the nation
  • A campaign was launched last week to honour frontline workers who have died
  • More than 90 frontline NHS workers have died from the virus since March 25 
  • Tuesday’s silence will coincide with International Workers’ Memorial Day 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

The nation is expected to fall silent in tribute to key workers who have died in the coronavirus pandemic.

Boris Johnson, who battled the illness himself, including a spell in intensive care, will observe the minute’s silence on Tuesday at 11am.

Government workers will be asked to take part and the Prime Minister’s official spokesman said it is hoped others will participate ‘nationwide’.

Boris Johnson and rest of nation will observe minute's silence for key workers who have died

Boris Johnson and rest of nation will observe minute's silence for key workers who have died

Boris Johnson and rest of nation will observe minute’s silence for key workers who have died

The minute's silence will be held at 11am on Tues after campaign to honour frontline staff

The minute's silence will be held at 11am on Tues after campaign to honour frontline staff

The minute’s silence will be held at 11am on Tues after campaign to honour frontline staff

Government workers, including health secretary Matt Hancock, will also observe silence

Government workers, including health secretary Matt Hancock, will also observe silence

Government workers, including health secretary Matt Hancock, will also observe silence

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. 

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