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Standing ovation at Wimbledon for AstraZeneca Covid vaccine developer

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Wimbledon crowd gives standing ovation to Covid-19 vaccine developer

Dame Sarah Gilbert received a standing ovation from the crowd at Wimbledon on Monday afternoon.

The vaccinologist, who is credited with co-developing the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, was acknowledged by fellow spectators while sitting at Centre Court.

After Gilbert was hailed as a 'leader' in the fight against coronavirus by the Wimbledon announcer, those around her got to their feet and began a heartwarming minute-long applause.

The moving moment soon went viral on social media, with many people praising the crowd for their spontaneous action.

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