With a minute of silence, the UK remembered the victims of the first year of the Coronavirus pandemic. Although the number of deaths from COVID19 in the island nation has not been as low since Monday as it was Monday, there have been more than 126,000 victims of the pandemic in the past year.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote in his statement, expressing his condolences to the families of the dead, that “the past twelve months have reaped tremendous sacrifices from all.”
One week after most European countries in the United Kingdom, the first strict closure order was issued on 23 March 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. According to official figures, the British had the most deaths in absolute terms in Europe.
More than 4.3 million people have been infected. Although the British government was in the forefront of expanding testing, the second and third waves proved devastating due to the late lockdown and chaotic pandemic management. At the same time, the overall picture has been improved by one of the fastest vaccination campaigns in the world.
In the United Kingdom, more than 28 million have already received the first dose and 2.3 million have received a second dose.
Despite the advanced vaccination campaign, the third wave of the most contagious British virus has claimed a dangerous life. The country’s leadership expects that restrictions can be phased out by the end of June.
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