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Prince William And Kate Middleton's Kids Give Healthcare Workers A Big Round Of Applause

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By Clark Sparky

The official account for Kensington Palace share an adorable video this week that shows the three children of Prince William and Kate Middleton -- Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis -- showing their appreciate for the healthcare workers who are battling the coronavirus pandemic.

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The kids could be seen in front of the palace all clapping at the same time. "To all the doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists, volunteers and other NHS staff working tirelessly to help those affected by #COVID19: thank you," the caption read.

On Thursday, people all over the United Kingdom took time to clap for carers:

At 8pm on Thursday, as darkness fell across the UK, millions of people stood at their front doors and open windows, in gardens and on balconies, to raise a thunder of gratitude for those working on the frontline of the fight against coronavirus.

With the hashtags #clapforourcarers and #thankyouNHS trending all day on social media, a nation that has been – messily, desperately – embracing technology as isolation guidance grows ever stricter was able to do something physical, in the open air, and the collective release was noisy and joyful.

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The post comes on the heels of the news that both Prince Charles -- who is the heir to the throne -- and Prime Minister Boris Johnson have COVID-19.

"In accordance with Government and medical advice, the Prince and the Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland," a statement read. "The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing. It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks."

Staying Safe

Heath officials are urging people to remain in their homes as much as possible and avoid all social gatherings.

Additionally, the CDC has issued some tips for helping to avoid contracting the disease.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.

Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

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