Fifers urged to join minute's silence for key workers

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The call came from the Royal College of Nursing.

It is urging people to pause for a minute’s silence at 11:00 am ion Tuesday to honour the memory of all health, care and key workers who have lost their lives since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dame Donna Kinnair, chief executive and general secretary, said: "This moment will bring together a sombre but grateful nation.

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“Whether in nursing or driving buses, our heroes kept going to work when many had the luxury of staying at home. Nobody should go out to work and risk their life.

"This must not be the last time that sacrifice is recognised. The country and its leaders owes a tremendous debt to these key workers and the many more who are on shift again today.”

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