Doncaster urged to join one minute silence today for coronavirus anniversary

People in Doncaster are being urged to observe a nationwide minute’s silence today to mark the first anniversary of the coronavirus lockdown.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 7:32 am
Doncaster will fall silent to remember the town's Covid victims today.
Doncaster will fall silent to remember the town's Covid victims today.

The town will fall silent with the rest of the nation at noon to mark the date last year when Britain first went into Covid-19 lockdown.

Staff at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will stop at the stroke of 12 to observe Marie Curie’s National Day of Remembrance.

Bosses are urging staff and patients on all wards and services to respect the silence.

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Meanwhile, people across Doncaster are also being asked to pause to remember the town’s 822 victims of coronavirus.

Today also marks the first anniversary of Doncaster’s first coronavirus death.

Since then, more than 21,000 people in the town have tested positive, with more than 3,000 people treated in hospital for the virus.

There are plans to make March 23 an annual day of reflection to remember Covid victims.