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Rainbows Appear Above UK During Clap For Carers Tribute

Rainbows Appear Above UK During Clap For Carers Tribute

Rainbows have become a symbol of gratitude for those working to keep us safe during the coronavirus pandemic

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

Rainbows appeared over the UK last night during the weekly Clap for Carers tribute.

For the sixth week in a row, people across the country have come together at 8pm on a Thursday to clap, cheer and make some noise for NHS staff and other key workers who are on the front-line during the coronavirus pandemic.


Rainbows have become a symbol of gratitude for NHS staff and others who are working hard to keep us safe during the outbreak, with thousands of people putting them up in their windows or outside their homes.

Last night, even Mother Nature got in on it, with huge rainbows spotted in the sky across the UK after the weather cleared.

Dozens of photos of rainbows were snapped and shared online with some people calling it 'symbolic' or a 'sign'.

Elsewhere, the UK was given a glimmer of hope during yesterday's briefing when Boris Johnson announced the country is 'past the peak' of the virus.

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He said: "For the first time we are past the peak of this disease and we are on the downward slope."

He went on to say that next week, he will announce plans for how the country will 'restart the economy'.

The plan will cover how the economy will be restarted, how children will return to school and how people will get back to work.


Johnson said the plan would be 'guided by science' and will focus on 'how we can continue to suppress disease and at same time restart the economy'.

In a series of tweets, the PM told Brits he 'knows how hard and stressful it has been to give up even temporarily those ancient and basic freedoms' such as not seeing loved ones, having to work from home and worrying about jobs.

He then wrote: "So let me say directly also to British business, to the shopkeepers, to the entrepreneurs, to the hospitality sector, to everyone on whom our economy depends: I understand your impatience, I share your anxiety.

"But I must ask you to keep going in the way that you have kept going so far, so we can protect our NHS and save lives."

Johnson said the death toll had risen by 674 since yesterday to 26,711 in all settings in the UK.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Coronavirus, UK