A one minute’s silence will be held at 11am today to remember the key workers who have died from coronavirus.
Over 100 health and social care workers have died with COVID-19 symptoms, including 16 care workers who have died in hospital in England, according to the BBC.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “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.”
Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer said too many health and social care staff had lost their lives, adding: “We owe it to them to make sure they’ve got the right equipment, in the right place, at the right time.”
A spokesman for the GMB Union said: “We should also remember those members, colleagues and family friends, who have sadly passed away due to the coronavirus, and support and celebrate those who have safely recovered having received care from our wonderful NHS and social carers.
“We should also take part on the day in memory of all workers that have passed away due to bad health & safety practices in the workplace, including COVID-19.”