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COVID-19: A moment of silence for fallen front-line workers in UK

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who recovered from COVID-19, also paid his respects.

People across the United Kingdom have been paying tribute to healthcare workers who have lost their lives to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on Tuesday 22,351 people died in England and Wales in the week ending April 17, a third of those deaths, in elderly care homes.

Meanwhile, In Europe, both France and Spain have announced how they plan to ease restrictions if they can keep a handle on new infections.

Al Jazeera’s Sonia Gallego reports from London.