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Friday, April 23, 2021

Minutes silence to be held later this morning for NHS staff who have died.
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A minutes silence will be observed this morning at 11am to remember more that 100 NHS & care workers who have sadly died as a result of the COVID-19 virus.

The minute’s silence was first proposed by the Royal College of Midwives & the Royal College of Nursing alongside Unison, a union which represents many workers in the health service.

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The PM Boris Johnson and his government have also given their support for the minutes silence, with a spokesperson for Mr Johnson saying: “We will be asking everybody who works in the government to take part and we would hope that others will take part nationwide as well.”

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Yesterday at the UK governments daily briefing, it was announced that a £60,000 compensation payment would be paid to the families of front line NHS staff and those working in social care, who have died as a result of COVID-19

Todays minutes silence falls on the same day as ‘International Workers Memorial Day’.

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