The U.K. held a minute’s silence for all front-line workers who have died from the coronavirus as the government extended its testing program and concerns mounted about the rising death toll in care homesBy PAN PYLAS Associated PressApril 28, 2020, 6:00 PM4 min readLONDON — The U.K. held a minute’s silence Tuesday for all front-line workers who have died from the coronavirus, as the government extended its testing program and concerns mounted about the rising death toll in care homes. As clocks struck 11 a.m., senior political leaders, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, joined hospital and nursing home staff in observing the silence. London’s transport networks came to a halt as workers honored colleagues who have died from COVID-19, and the bells of Westminster Abbey went silent. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said 85 front-line workers in the National Health Service had died from the virus, while another 19 have died in care homes. “These are the nation’s fallen heroes and we will remember them,” Hancock said at the government’s daily briefing. The minute’s silence had been campaigned for by the Unison union, the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal of College of Nursing, many of whose members have complained


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