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‘Make some noise for essential workers’

The public have been urged to “make some noise” today to honour those on Bermuda's front line.

A spokesman for the Fairmont Southampton said the hotel called on people to honk car horns, make music or clap for essential workers at 5pm today for five minutes.

The spokesman said the initiative was intended to let Bermuda's essential workers know the appreciation the island feels for their extraordinary work in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said: “The team wanted to recognize the incredible work done by essential workers across the island.

“The initiative gives everyone a chance to contribute and say thank you.”

The community event mirrors those held recently around the world.

St George's resident Vivienne Rochhead organised a one-minute round of applause for workers at the end of March that went viral in Bermuda.

The UK last night held its fifth weekly “Clap for our Carers”. The event began as a thank you to the National Health Service, but has become a tribute to all key workers.

In New York, an organised round of applause earlier has evolved into a weekly public singalong of songs including Lean on Me by Bill Withers and New York by Frank Sinatra in tribute.

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Published April 24, 2020 at 10:46 am (Updated April 24, 2020 at 11:42 am)

‘Make some noise for essential workers’

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