#Solidarityat8 asks people to go on their balconies or open their windows and doors at 8 p.m. and cheer, clap or just make some noise to honor the people who continue to work in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other medical facilities.
Doctors, nurses and other medical personnel are being called heroes for their dedication as they continue working in increasingly dangerous conditions — with masks and other protective gear in short supply.
The movement began in other countries that were affected by coronavirus before the United States.
President Ram Nath Kovind and senior ministers from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet stood in their respective courtyards in the capital, New Delhi, on Sunday, showing their appreciation with a standing ovation.
Residents in cities across Turkey cheered and whistled Saturday night for their health care workers. According to the World Health Organization, Turkey has 670 cases of coronavirus, including nine patients who have died.
Israelis applauded from their balconies and windows Thursday night to show their appreciation for their health care workers. Israel has 712 cases, including one death, according to the WHO.
Many residents of Paris have cheered and clapped for their doctors and nurses several days in a row. France has 12,475 cases of Covid-19, including 450 deaths. The government has paid for hotel rooms for homeless people who have been diagnosed with coronavirus but don’t need hospitalization.
Actor Taye Diggs and singer Neil Diamond are among the celebrities encouraging people to take part in a show of support Sunday night.
Many people are calling for the tribute to be repeated every night.
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