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Elaf from London: The United Kingdom has reported one death from Corona in its daily figures, while more than 50 million doses of the vaccine have now been received from the two doses.
The UK has so far implemented 34,588,600 first vaccine doses and 15,500,949 second doses, for a total of 50,089,549 doses.
The last time Coronavirus-related deaths increased by one on August 30, 2020, and about 1649 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours. It compares 2,064 cases and six deaths recorded last Monday, April 26.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there was a “good chance” to ditch the one-meter rule for social distancing next month.
Johnson added that the final decision on whether the change can be applied from June 21 will depend on the data, but added: “This is how I feel now.”
He also said that the next phase of the roadmap to exit from lockdown on May 17, which covers domestic hospitality, entertainment and possibly travel abroad, would be “good.”
Meanwhile, Kate Nichols, Chief Executive Officer of British Hospitality UK said that a return to the unfettered hospitality trade from June 21 is “critical” and will mean companies can “do away with life support devices”.
Nichols’ comments came as The Times reported that social distancing rules would be lifted to allow bars, restaurants and theaters to open at full capacity for the first time in more than a year.
The newspaper said one-way systems, screens and wearing masks on the go may remain for hospitality venues, but the number of customers will not be limited anymore.
The newspaper said that audiences in theaters and cinemas will have to wear face coverings during performances, while there will be strict guidelines on ventilation and intermittent entry.
But Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that “some safeguards” may remain in effect when legal restrictions end, such as the continued use of masks and physical distancing.
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