Clap for Carers in UK should end, says founder

People on balconies applaud during the 'Clap For Our Carers' campaign in support of the National Health Service (NHS) outside the Chelsea and Westminster hospital in London, Britain. EPA-EFE/NEIL HALL

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The UK’s weekly applause for front-line workers tackling the coronavirus outbreak has “had its moment” and should end next Thursday, the woman behind it has suggested.

It would be “beautiful” to end Clap for Carers after its 10th week, and make it an annual event, Annemarie Plas said.

She said the public had “shown our appreciation” and it was now up to ministers to “reward” key workers.

The government has said it is considering how best to do so.

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