On Thursday, Kensington Palace released a short video of Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte clapping for health care workers in the U.K.
With the hashtag #ClapForCarers, the movement is meant to honour those working at the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS).
“To all the doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists, volunteers and other NHS staff working tirelessly to help those affected by #COVID19, thank you,” the tweet read.
Other social media users have also been using the hashtag.
As of March 26 ,the U.K. had more than 9,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 450 deaths.
On Wednesday, the couple shared an Instagram post honouring “brave” health care workers.
“Around the world, the response from people in every walk of life, to protect and look out for their communities has been inspiring,” the message read.
“None more so than the brave and dedicated healthcare workers on the frontline, risking their own well-being to care for the sick and fight COVID-19.”
The message noted they were grateful for frontline workers all over the world.
“For all of us, the best way we can support health workers is to make sure we do not make their job any harder by spreading this disease further.”
Clarence House added the 71-year-old prince was showing mild symptoms, “but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.”
Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:
Health officials caution against all international travel. Returning travellers are asked to self-isolate for 14 days in case they develop symptoms and to prevent spreading the virus to others.
Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.
To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out.
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— With files from Global News’ Meaghan WrayView link »