At 11am today, the nation will pay tribute to the frontline staff who have sadly died with Coronavirus.
Salfordians are urged to take part in the minute’s silence safely from the comfort of your own home or wherever you may be.
Supermarkets, still enforcing social distancing rules are expecting shops to fall silent to pay tribute to the fallen workers at 11am today.
The civic centre in Salford is to be lit up in purple today to link this year’s International Workers Memorial Day with the global fight against COVID-19.
Tomorrow we will light the civic centre purple. This year International Workers Memorial Day is particularly poignant in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. At 11am take a moment for a minute’s silence to honour all workers. Remember the dead, Fight for the living #IWMD20 pic.twitter.com/yJgku4n371
— SalfordMayor (@salford_mayor) April 27, 2020
There were a reported 84 deaths across the UK among health workers last week, with 69 NHS staff and 15 care workers dying.
Please join us at 11am for a minute’s silence to pay tribute to all #OurNHSPeople who have tragically lost their lives in the coronavirus pandemic. 💙 #NeverForgotten https://t.co/06W9sTiYtO pic.twitter.com/JavWAOyMPK
— NHS England and NHS Improvement (@NHSEngland) April 28, 2020
This comes after Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced yesterday that families of frontline staff, who have lost their lives to Covid-19,will receive a payment of £60,000.
How will you be paying tribute to the fallen health staff? Let us know via our social media @SalfordNow.