On the Monday of the opening match at Wimbledon Central in London, the announcer told the onlooker that there were some special guests in attendance.
People who played important roles in the UK’s response to Corona Virus The pandemic – from transport workers to medical staff in Britain’s National Health Service – has been invited to sit in the royal box.
But the announcer managed to partially put him on the list before the audience reacted.
“Today [the special guests] It includes the leaders who have developed vaccines against COVID,” the announcer said, as the camera zoomed in Mrs. Sarah Gilbert, the Oxford University vaccinology professor who led the team that developed the AstraZeneca vaccine.
For her efforts, Gilbert obtained melancholy earlier this month when it was included in the list of the Queen’s birthday homage.
When the Wimbledon fans realized who was present, they erupted in thunderous applause that quickly became a standing ovation.
As the chanting continued for more than a minute, Gilbert looked confused.
People online have been hit hard by a viral video of standing ovations.
The Twitter account of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, also retweeted the video and added their thanks.
This year’s Wimbledon is the first since 2019. Last year’s tournament was canceled due to the pandemic.
audience members Masks are not required When seated but asked to provide a negative COVID test or show evidence of vaccination status.