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Deafening applause outside Royal Preston Hospital as city claps for carers

Posted on - 16th April, 2020 - 8:28pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Health, Preston News, Sharoe Green
Emergency services once again applauded outside Royal Preston Hospital
Emergency services once again applauded outside Royal Preston Hospital

Preston had its most thumping round of applause yet for the NHS and key workers across the country.

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.

Read more: Coronavirus testing site set up at Preston’s College

The government announced lockdown is to continue for a further three weeks from Thursday April 16 with social distancing measures continuing to be enforced.

Read more: NHS workers car’s damaged while on shift at RPH

Read more: See the latest Preston news and headlines

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