French.china.org.cn | Updated on 04-05-2021
The United Kingdom recorded 1,649 new COVID-19 infections and one death within 28 days of testing positive for the disease on Monday.
Monday is a public holiday, a fact which has shown in the past to have some impact on the figures listed. The death toll in the UK now stands at 127,539.
In addition, nearly 50 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been injected in the United Kingdom, according to the government.
The new development comes as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said there is a “good chance” that the rule of social distancing of at least one meter will be lifted next month.
However, he also indicated that this decision would depend on the data, “and we cannot say categorically so far.”
As the vaccination campaign progresses rapidly, Mr Johnson has once again called on Britons to come forward to be vaccinated when prompted.
The UK government is gradually easing its restrictions on COVID-19. According to the government’s roadmap, all legal restrictions on social contact could be lifted on June 21.
The ban on overseas travel is to be lifted for residents of England from May 17 as part of a further easing of restrictions against the coronavirus.
Experts have warned that despite the progress of the vaccination campaign, the UK was “not yet out of business”, and concerns remain over the spread of the new variants first identified in South Africa. South, Brazil and India respectively, as well as the third wave of pandemic on the European continent.