Now more than two months on, thousands of people across the country continue to gather on streets, doorsteps, windows and balconies to pay tribute to health and care workers.
Since March 26, locked-down communities have come together at 8pm on Thursdays to clap key workers, NHS staff and carers who are keeping the country going throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Prime Minister, himself a recipient of care from overseas NHS workers while being treated in ICU for Covid-19, has been out on the doorstep of Number 10 showing his appreciation since his recovery.
Last week he was joined by Carrie Symonds for the first time but this Thursday he was without his fiancee as he joined in the nationwide round of applause.
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