The nation has fallen silent in tribute to key workers who have died in the coronavirus pandemic.
Boris Johnson, who battled the illness himself, including a spell in intensive care, was among those observing the minute’s silence on Tuesday at 11am.
Hospitals, homes, places still working during the lockdown, paused to mark the sombre occasion, remembering the thousands of people to have died so far during the outbreak.
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