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Buildings lit up to mark frontline fight against coronavirus

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Dudley Council House and Himley Hall is being lit up in blue and green every night to mark the efforts of staff on the frontline in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.

The blue represents NHS workers, while the green is for social care staff, care providers, local government staff and those in the voluntary sector.

It is hoped the lights will remind people of the need to follow government advice on social distancing, whilst showing solidarity for staff who are working to save lives.

The two buildings will be lit up at 7pm every evening until further notice.

Councillor Nicolas Barlow, cabinet member for health and adult social care, said:

We have taken the decision to light the council house and Himley Hall up in recognition of the incredible bravery and selflessness our frontline workers are showing up and down the country.
I would like to add my personal thanks on behalf of all councillors and staff at Dudley Council to everyone who is on the frontline including nurses, doctors, care workers, emergency services and many more.
I would ask that the lights serve as a reminder of how we can all play our part in the fight against this virus and I would ask everyone in Dudley to follow government guidance by staying at home unless they absolutely have to go out.

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