A minute of national silence was observed at noon within the framework of a day that reflected 126,172 deaths due to the virus
Today marks a year since British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the first corona virus lockout in the country last year.
On March 23, 2020, Johnson announced measures to prevent the spread of Govt-19. A total of 126,172 people have died so far, according to the latest official figures.
A minute of national silence was observed at noon as part of the reflection day. Britain is also encouraged to stand on their doorstep at 20:00 GMT with phones, candles and torches to remember last year.
Johnson said in a statement: “The past 12 months have had a profound effect on all of us, and I offer my sincere condolences to those who lost loved ones.”
“Today, the anniversary of the first imprisonment is an opportunity to reflect on last year, which is one of the most difficult in the history of our country,” he added.
British Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the BBC last year that “a whole generation is the toughest”, but treatments and vaccines now give “hope”.
According to the latest official statistics, about 28 million people in the UK have received the first injection of the corona virus vaccine.
Johnson said the UK was “on track” to vaccinate nine priority groups, including those over 50, by April 15, despite a shortage of vaccine supplies next month.
Johnson warned on Monday that the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Europe could hit the UK.
“The people of this country should not be under any illusion. Past experiences have taught us that when a wave hits our friends, I am afraid it will reach our shores,” he said.
“I doubt we will realize those effects in a timely manner, so we are continuing our vaccination program as soon as we can,” he said.
The UK National Health Service (NHS) has warned that it will face a “significant reduction” in vaccine supply from March 29.
Hancock said the need to re-test 1.7 million dose vaccines and delays in the arrival of drugs from India were the reasons why the UK was facing “most banned” vaccines. Govt next month. But the British government insists it is on track to deliver a dose to all adults by the end of July.
Amid concerns about new species and the dangers of the public violating regulatory rules, experts warn that the UK is “not out of the woods yet”.
On February 22, Johnson announced that his long-awaited “road map” had been locked, the third time since the outbreak. The reopening of schools on March 8 is the first part of a four-step plan that is expected to remove all legal restrictions in the UK by mid-June.
Other parts of the UK, including Wales and Northern Ireland, have announced plans to ease controls.
To bring life back to normal, countries such as the United Kingdom, China, Germany, Russia and the United States are rushing to develop vaccines against the corona virus.