Ben Stokes lashes out at people for gathering in huge numbers on the streets to clap for NHS workers
On Thursday evening, people gathered in numbers to clap for the medical staffs who are working vigorously in this situation
Updated - Apr 18, 2020 1:27 pm
The coronavirus has spread like wildfire across the globe. More than 22 lakh people have already been affected due to this virus. Close to one and a half lakh people have lost their lives due to this global pandemic. Given the situation, all the countries are trying their best to fight off the COVID-19 crisis. Each and every government is asking its citizen to stay at home and stay safe in this condition. Given the current state of affairs, social distancing is the most important thing.
However, in one shocking incident in London, people were seen gathering in huge numbers. On Thursday evening, people gathered in numbers to clap for the medical staffs who are working vigorously in this situation. The two-metre social distancing rule which is supposed to be followed as not taken into consideration by any of these individuals at the Westminster Bridge.
Ben Stokes slams people for applauding NHS staffs in huge numbers
A video was released on Twitter where a huge crowd was seen together during the weekly 8 pm applause close to St Thomas’ hospital. In the crowd, several emergency staff, police officers and parents with young children were seen as well. After getting uploaded to Twitter and other social media platforms, the video went viral.
The video caught the attention of England cricketer, Ben Stokes, on Twitter. After seeing the video, the all-rounder couldn’t help but vent out his anger. He replied by saying that people are putting other people at risk by doing. He said the main motive is just to be seen on camera applauding the NHS.
“Let go to the bridge tonight and clap with loads of other people to show our support for the NHS, it’s fine if we put other people at risk as long as we get seen on camera clapping I’m cool with it” SERIOUSLY” the tweet from the English cricketer read.
“Let go to the bridge tonight and clap with loads of other people to show our support for the NHS,it’s fine if we put other people at risk as long as we get seen on camera clapping I’m cool with it” SERIOUSLY 😡😡 https://t.co/f71FRv33YG
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) April 17, 2020
The United Kingdom is one of the worst affected countries in the world. More than 1 lakh people have been tested with COVID-19 in the country. There are close to 90,000 active cases in the country and the nationwide lockdown has been just increased by three more weeks.