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Boris Johnson meets NHS heroes as a final blow is struck to health workers on NHS’s 72nd birthday

One final blow: Boris Johnson meets NHS heroes and public buildings are lit for final applause for health professionals on the 72nd anniversary of the NHS

  • The hit, which took place tonight at 5 p.m., continued the success of the weekly Clap for Carers
  • It celebrates NHS’s 75th anniversary and acts as a thank you to staff who went through the pandemic
  • On the occasion of this occasion, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a meeting with NHS workers in the number 10 garden
  • We hope the applause will become an annual tradition on the anniversary of the NHS, July 5

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Applause to the NHS can be heard again tonight as the nation steps up to celebrate the health service’s 72nd anniversary.

The hit, which took place tonight at 5 p.m., continued the success of the weekly Clap for Carers as a way of thanking NHS employees for their tireless efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.

We hope the applause will become an annual tradition on the anniversary of the NHS, July 5.

On the occasion of this occasion, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet NHS staff in the No. 10 Garden this afternoon, while public buildings such as the Royal Albert Hall, Blackpool Tower and the Shard are illuminated in blue as a tribute to the health service.

At a press conference on Downing Street on Friday, Mr. Johnson urged the public to clap for “those who have worked tirelessly and selflessly to help the nation through this pandemic.”

A candle is lit and placed in front of 10 Downing Street in central London on July 4, 2020 in honor of the tens of thousands of people who died as a result of the UK corona virus pandemic while the building itself is lit blue as tribute to NHS employees and on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the NHS

A candle is lit and placed in front of 10 Downing Street in central London on July 4, 2020 in honor of the tens of thousands of people who died as a result of the UK corona virus pandemic while the building itself is lit blue as tribute to NHS employees and on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the NHS

To mark the occasion, Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured May 28) will be meeting NHS staff in the No. 10 Garden this afternoon.

To mark the occasion, Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured May 28) will be meeting NHS staff in the No. 10 Garden this afternoon.

To mark the occasion, Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured May 28) will be meeting NHS staff in the No. 10 Garden this afternoon.

Both Sir Kier and Charles paid tribute to the NHS on separate reports on Sunday.

Charles said, “The current pandemic means that the NHS – and the entire country – has been through the most ordeal in the service’s history.

“Our remarkably selfless nurses, doctors, paramedics, and countless other employees have made costly sacrifices to provide treatment to more than a hundred thousand coronavirus patients and thousands more who needed other care.

“And as a tribute to them, we came together as a nation to thank them for their competence, professionalism and dedication.”

Meanwhile, Sir Keir said the health service had a personal response to him because his late mother was a nurse and later relied on the NHS when she fell ill.

He said, “Many, many times she became seriously ill and it was the NHS she turned to, and I remember when I was a boy, a teenager, in high dependency wards, in intensive care wards, with my mom, nurses and other support staff keep my mom alive.

“They’ve done that more than once – it’s etched in my memory. It was just a day’s work for them. They did that every day.

“So, it is very personal to me and I am very grateful to the NHS and my mother was very grateful, she loved the NHS for the many decades she absolutely depended on it.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was among those who would participate in a nationwide event, with a candle lit in his official residence on Saturday at 9 p.m. ahead of the National Health Service's 72nd anniversary.  The photos showed a Downing Street employee bringing out a pre-lit candle

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was among those who would participate in a nationwide event, with a candle lit in his official residence on Saturday at 9 p.m. ahead of the National Health Service's 72nd anniversary.  The photos showed a Downing Street employee bringing out a pre-lit candle

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was among those who would participate in a nationwide event, with a candle lit in his official residence on Saturday at 9 p.m. ahead of the National Health Service’s 72nd anniversary. The photos showed a Downing Street employee bringing out a pre-lit candle

As part of the NHS birthday party, The London Eye is lit blue on Saturday night, July 4

As part of the NHS birthday party, The London Eye is lit blue on Saturday night, July 4

As part of the NHS birthday party, The London Eye is lit blue on Saturday night, July 4

On Saturday, people observed a minute of silent and burning candles in memory of those who died during the coronavirus pandemic.

The nationwide blow was organized in response to a letter from the Together coalition, in which influential figures, including NHS director Sir Simon Stevens and Canterbury Archbishop Justin Welby, expressed their support to make July 5 an official memorial day.

Sir Simon said he hoped the public would use the anniversary as an opportunity to say “thank you very much” to the hospital staff.

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