GRATEFUL residents across Wyre Forest stood on their doorsteps last night to "Clap for Carers" and NHS workers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

Readers have been sending in videos of the heartwarming scenes from their street, as people across the nation joined together at 8pm to pay tribute to the people on the frontline.

The Royal Family and the Prime Minister, who has since announced he has coronavirus, joined well-wishers who flocked to their balconies, doorsteps and windows to applaud.

A message from the NHS on social media described the tribute as "emotional".

West Midlands Ambulance Service tweeted afterwards: "We've all been completely overwhelmed by your support, donations, thank you notes and Clap For Our Carers this week. Thank you so much from West Midlands Ambulance Service

"Please continue to stay at home. Protect the NHS. Help save lives."

On Thursday, the number of coronavirus deaths in the UK jumped by more than 100 in a day for the first time.

The death toll has risen from 475 to 578, health officials said, with 11,658 confirmed cases.