Boris Johnson’s pregnant fiancé Carrie Symonds paid his own tribute to NHS workers – moments after it was revealed that the Prime Minister had left intensive care.
Mrs Symonds joined the British from top to bottom as they applauded those who were fighting again coronavirus in the first line.
For the third Thursday evening in a row, people across the UK stepped out of their doors and onto their balconies, or hung by the windows, to participate in the “#ClapForOurCarers” campaign.
The national applause for the evening took place shortly after the announcement of Downing Street Mr johnson was no longer receiving intensive care at St Thomas ‘Hospital in London – where he was admitted due to the persistence of his coronavirus symptoms.
Number 10 said the prime minister will now receive “close monitoring” from his NHS team “during the first phase of his recovery.”
Symonds, who works for an ocean conservation charity, tweeted a series of cheering emoticons on Thursday shortly after 8 p.m.
She also posted a photo of a rainbow, which symbolizes the nation’s thanks for NHS workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Blue lights from a row of fire trucks and police vehicles on Westminster Bridge lit up the exterior of St Thomas ‘during the National Applause Round starting at 8 p.m.
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More than 10 emergency vehicles, including several boats on the Thames – a jet of water jets – protested to the applause of dozens of police and firefighters.
Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, who replaces Mr. Johnson while the Prime Minister remains in the hospital, applauded before the Foreign Ministry alongside Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
New labor chief Sir Keir Starmer and his wife Victoria joined the applause outside her home in north London, while Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon posted on Twitter to reveal that she had “arrived on time what evening to join my neighbors in the #ClapForOurCarers ”.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took advantage of Thursday night’s applause to promote the charity work Give Us A Shout, a 24/7 crisis text messaging service when people think they need it. ‘immediate support.