Since then, people have been forced to stay at home to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus to slow down, a new custom has developed in many places around the world.
People gather at their windows or balconies and applaud or sing for the medical staff who are currently struggling to fight the coronavirus at night.
Applause across the UK
A nationwide campaign took place in the UK on Thursday evening. Every citizen should take the time at 8:00 p.m. to applaud once for all Corona helpers. That led to moving pictures and videos on Thursday evening.
The British royals also took part in the solidarity campaign. Prince William and Duchess Kate posted a video on Instagram showing her three children applauding Charlotte, Louis, and George.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla also applauded medical staff, a video of which was featured in @clarencehouse’s Instagram story. Prince Charles is infected with the coronavirus, but so far shows only mild symptoms. Camilla was also tested for the virus and did not become infected. Both are in quarantine at home.