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Recently, there has been an invitation to the public to show appreciation for our frontline workers by clapping at 8 pm on Monday, 30th March 2020. The invitation kindly invited all residents in Singapore to clap for everyone who is currently keeping Singapore going through this tough period of COVID-19.

The invitation looked like this:

The initiative was started by British expat Martin Verga who is currently just 30 years old. He was greatly inspired by watching videos of the United Kingdom population clapping for their front liners.

Here is a video posted on Youtube by The Guardian of the scene at United Kingdom:

He thus believed that Singaporeans could do our own version of that in our very own country. This is to show support for front liners such as doctors, nurses, carers, emergency services and many more unsung heroes who are keeping Singapore going despite the current coronavirus situation. Additionally, he mentioned that he is also working in Singapore and “could not be prouder to live and work” here as the Singapore government has been applauded worldwide for its response to the COVID-19 outbreak.


This is his post in full:

The invitation was quick to be spread throughout Singapore among Singaporeans – on social media as well as messaging platforms such as Whatsapp and Telegram. And at 8 pm on show day, thousands of people can be seen and heard clapping loudly from their homes. Dozens of videos started pouring in afterward, showing the strong unity of Singaporeans.


Here are some videos that have been shared on social media:

Here is another video of Singaporeans clapping in unity:


And another:

It is comforting to know that Singaporeans appreciate and honor the hard work and dedication of our front liners, especially during tough times like this.

Featured image by Singapore Artium Sale

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