Preston had its most thumping round of applause yet for the NHS and key workers across the country.Advertisement
Royal Preston Hospital staff, visitors and emergency services thronged the entrance during the weekly clap.
The clap, for health workers, key workers and everyone involved in fighting the coronavirus pandemic, takes place each Thursday at 8pm across the UK.
Samba drums could be heard being banged, fireworks exploded over the city and pots, pans and every available surface was thumped as well as hands clapped.
Watch below the scene outside RPH, thanks to Liam @doktorb for sharing
Lancashire so far has seen 1,769 confirmed cases of coronavirus, the fourth worst-affected region in the UK, and 54 people have died at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from coronavirus. They manage Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley Hospital.
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The government announced lockdown is to continue for a further three weeks from Thursday April 16 with social distancing measures continuing to be enforced.
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