Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, health staff have been on the frontline in order to save lives and keep the virus at bay.
With society resorting to things like social distancing, self-isolation and sometimes full-blown quarantine, those healthcare workers have been busily facing Covid-19 head on.
At 8pm this evening, people were encouraged to #ClapForOurCarers, a idea put forward for NHS workers in the UK, but echoed with gusto in Ireland for their HSE counterparts.
The response could be heard on the streets, with people showcasing their support for the heroes on the frontline. RTE even broadcast a special news bulletin to present the event.
Here are some of the best #ClapForOurCarers tweets, from home and abroad:
— Natasha Clark (@NatashaC) March 26, 2020
— David Gillick (@DavidGillick) March 26, 2020
— Paddy Barnes OLY (@paddyb_ireland) March 26, 2020
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) March 26, 2020
❤️❤️❤️❤️ Massive Respect & Love for all of our Frontline workers. Thank You all so much. 👏👏👏👏
— Des Cahill (@sportsdes) March 26, 2020
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 26, 2020
Leith Walk giving it some for frontline NHS workers pic.twitter.com/OJhTmvrtib
— dominicmhinde (@DominicMHinde) March 26, 2020
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 26, 2020
Some people even managed to get their hands on some fireworks for the occassion:
— Marlyn Hosie (@marlynhosie) March 26, 2020
Balls.ie would like to extend our gratitude to the frontline workers at this unprecedented time. From HSE staff at the coalface of the virus, to retail staff radically adapting to a new norm, to Gardai, postal workers and other people in the public service who are ensuring that public health and safety is paramount.
We salute you.