Nation mourns 44,198 coronavirus victims with minute’s silence

A minute’s silence has been held in remembrance of the tens of thousands who have died during the coronavirus pandemic.

People were also asked to light a candle on Saturday night as public buildings – including Downing Street – were lit up in blue. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was among those taking part in the event, with a candle placed outside Number 10 at 9pm.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rev Justin Welby, also lit a candle of remembrance in Canterbury Cathedral...
source: Metro

2020-07-05 02:08
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