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The Duke of Edinburgh thanks key workers during pandemic

by LLB Reporter
20th Apr 20 3:16 pm

The Duke of Edinburgh has thanked key workers in their efforts in helping to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Prince Philip said, “As we approach World Immunisation Week, I wanted to recognise the vital and urgent work being done by so many to tackle the pandemic; by those in the medical and scientific professions, at universities and research institutions, all united in working to protect us from Covid-19.

“On behalf of those of us who remain safe and at home, I also wanted to thank all key workers who ensure the infrastructure of our life continues; the staff and volunteers working in food production and distribution, those keeping postal and delivery services going, and those ensuring the rubbish continues to be collected.”

Last week, Buckingham Palace announced that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has asked for there to be no gun salutes to mark her birthday.

The Queen said it would be “inappropriate in the current circumstances” for when she turns 94, on Tuesday.

There will also be no Trooping of the Colour for the Queens annual birthday parade in June.

Two weeks ago the Queen gave a rare statement thanking NHS health workers for the “selfless dedication” whilst we are in “testing times.”

“In testing times, we often observe that the best of human spirit comes to the fore; the dedication to service of countless nurses, midwives and other healthcare workers, in these most challenging of circumstances, is an example to us all.

“My family and I send our enduring appreciation and good wishes.”

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