Queen Elizabeth takes part in first public video conference call to mark Carers Week

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jun 11, 2020, 10:58 PM(IST)

Queen Elizabeth II (file photo). Photograph:( Reuters )

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In May, the Buckingham Palace released an audio of the Queen's telephone conversation with nurses, where she thanked them for their services to the country. 

Queen Elizabeth took part in her first public video conference call to mark Carers Week. 

The Queen and her daughter Anne spoke to four cares learning about their experience and lives during the coronavirus outbreak despite their primary responsibility of looking after family members. 

"Interesting listening to all your tales and stories," the 94-year-old queen said. "I'm very impressed by what you have achieved already. I'm very glad to have been able to join you today."

The video of this meet was released on Thursday to mark Carers Week, highlighting all the sacrifices made by approximately 7 million unpaid carers in the United Kingdom, many of whom have had to take on extra roles during the lockdown brought about by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

In May, the Buckingham Palace released an audio of the Queen's telephone conversation with nurses, where she thanked them for their services to the country. 

Britain's death toll from confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose by 151 to 41,279 as of 1600 GMT on June 10, according to government data released on Thursday.

(Inputs from Reuters)

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