After the introduction of strict restrictive measures due to the coronavirus epidemic, residents of France took part in a giant flash mob. Every evening, at 19 and 20 hours local time, they open their windows or go out on the balconies of their apartments to applaud the medical workers who are fighting the epidemic.
On Tuesday evening, a few hours after the government’s travel restriction order came into effect, an unusual sight could be seen in many cities in France: the windows of houses opened simultaneously, and people applauded standing up, shouting: “Bravo!” and” Thank you to our doctors.”
— Léa Richard (@Elpmr) March 17, 2020
A giant flash mob was organized the day before on social networks. On Twitter, the message was distributed under the hashtag #OnApplaudit.
Then videos of the French cheering quickly spread on social networks. Under these videos, people wrote words of gratitude to the doctors who are “now showing real heroism.”
In some quarters of Paris, you could hear the applause accompanied by car horns. In addition, in Marseille, some even used pots and other kitchen items to make as much noise as possible.
The Paris hospital authority immediately responded to this display of solidarity. Therefore, on its Twitter page, the Directorate of APHP published a message thanking for the support and reminding, “the best support for the work of doctors will be if you stay at home.”
In addition, the Office offers everyone to transfer money to a special Fund for scientific research on the fight against coronavirus.