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Hundreds of doctors, nurses and other heroes who worked on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic will get honours in 'bumper' Queen's Birthday Honours List Birthday Honours was put back this year to allow time to thank frontline workers Those with outstanding contributions in UK's response to virus will be rewarded  The Covid heroes will be honoured next month in a 'bumper' honours list  

By Brendan Carlin for The Mail on Sunday

Published: 22:01 BST, 26 September 2020 | Updated: 22:20 BST, 26 September 2020

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Hundreds of doctors, nurses and other heroes in the battle against coronavirus will be recognised in a ‘bumper’ honours list to be published next month.

People who have made outstanding contributions in the UK’s response to the virus will be rewarded in a special Queen’s Birthday Honours List on October 10.

Boris Johnson announced earlier this year that the Birthday Honours, normally released in June, would be put back to allow time to say thank you for the work of those on the frontline against the pandemic.

People who have made outstanding contributions in the UK’s response to the virus will be rewarded in a special Queen’s Birthday Honours List on October 10. Pictured: Doctors, nurses and NHS staff clap outside the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent

People who have made outstanding contributions in the UK’s response to the virus will be rewarded in a special Queen’s Birthday Honours List on October 10. Pictured: Doctors, nurses and NHS staff clap outside the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent

Downing Street said yesterday that following approval from the Queen, the Covid heroes would be honoured next month in a ‘bumper’ honours list which will also include recipients chosen before the pandemic for a ‘broad range’ of achievements.

As the list would be the first to include Covid-19

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