Today, one year since Covid was locked across the UK, there is a minute’s silence.
On March 23, 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a national lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus and urged people to “stay home”.
However, since then the death toll in the UK has reached over 126,000 deaths.
Now the Marie Curie charity has organized a National Day of Reflection.
On March 23rd, we invite you to take a minute to reflect and a moment to bond as part of a national #DayOfReflection.
– Marie Curie (@mariecurieuk) February 23, 2021
When is the tiny silence today and why is it taking place?
On Tuesday, March 23rd, a minute’s silence will be observed in memory of the deceased.
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In addition, you can stand on your doorstep at 8 p.m. with phones, candles and torches to mark a “beacon of memory”.
Mr Johnson said he would keep the minute’s silence privately, and the Houses of Parliament would mark it too.
What did Boris Johnson say?
The Prime Minister said: “The past 12 months have been very stressful for all of us and I would like to offer my condolences to those who have lost loved ones.
“Today, the anniversary of the first lockdown, is an opportunity to reflect on the past year – one of the most difficult in our country’s history.
“We should also remember the great spirit our nation showed over the past year.
“We have all played our roles, whether it is a nurse or a caregiver working on vaccine development and supply …
“… help get that sting in the arms, home schooling for your children, or just stay home to keep the virus from spreading.
“Because of every person in this country who saved lives, our NHS has been protected …
“… and we have taken our cautious path to relax the restrictions once and for all.”
Meanwhile Marie Curie website Says, “Together we will honor deceased loved ones and reflect on the challenges we have overcome.
“This annual day will give all of us time to pause and reflect on this unprecedented loss we face.
“And support one another through grief for years to come.”
How else is National Day of Reflection 2021 marked?
Many landmarks and buildings, including universities and stadiums, glow yellow at 8 p.m.
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In addition, the Houses of Parliament will be silent around noon.
In the meantime, many churches will ring their bells shortly after noon to mark the end of the silence.
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