The London Eye will turn blue tonight (Thursday 26 March), in honour of the tens of thousands of NHS workers fighting around the clock against the coronavirus in the UK.
At 8pm, people across the country are being encouraged to #ClapForOurCarers — showing solidarity with the medical teams who are battling against the biggest medical emergency they've ever had to deal with.
Says the London Eye on Twitter, "show your love by giving the biggest applause from your windows as part of this fantastic campaign."
Unless you're blessed with a particularly excellent view of the central London skyline, you can watch the landmark turn blue — the colour used in NHS branding across the organisation — on a webcam.
We’ll be supporting #ClapForOurCarers by lighting up the capital in a bold NHS blue this Thursday 26th March at 8pm, you can show your love by giving the biggest applause from your windows as part of this fantastic campaign.— The London Eye (@TheLondonEye) March 24, 2020
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Other landmarks across the capital have been showing their support for NHS staff and key workers in recent days, including Wembley, Tower 42 and the BT Tower.
Earlier this week it was confirmed that the ExCel Centre in London's Docklands would become a makeshift hospital with 4,000 beds — highlighting the severity of the pandemic's effects in this country.