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A minute's silence has been held this morning (April 28) to remember key workers who have lost their lives to coronavirus.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined the tribute at 11am, as did many others across the region and country.

More than 90 NHS staff have died since March, while many care and transport workers have also passed away.

In the past week alone, it was announced that two key workers from Essex had died.

Today's silence has been organised as part of a collaboration between the Unison union, the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Midwives.

“Every year, the sacrifice of workers around the world is recognised, but this year has a special significance because of the pandemic," Unison general secretary Dave Prentis said.

"Thousands of key staff are on the frontline while the rest of us are in lockdown. That’s why we’ve issued this call for the whole country to take part and remember the sacrifices they’ve made. The best tribute we can all pay them is to stay inside to protect the NHS.”

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