London, March 2 : One other 5,455 individuals in Britain have examined optimistic for Covid-19, bringing the overall variety of coronavirus circumstances within the nation to 4,182,009, in keeping with official figures launched.
The nation additionally reported one other 104 coronavirus-related deaths. The whole variety of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 122,953. These figures solely embrace the deaths of people that died inside 28 days of their first optimistic check, Xinhua information company reported.
The newest figures have been revealed as greater than 20.2 million individuals in Britain have been given the primary jab of the coronavirus vaccine.
Earlier on Monday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended his authorities’s measures designed to cease new coronavirus variants from getting into Britain after six circumstances of the P1 variant first present in Brazil have been detected within the nation.
British officers are additionally in search of a lacking particular person in England who has been contaminated with this variant of concern however didn’t full the registration kind correctly.
Johnson stated a “large effort” is underway to stop the brand new variant from spreading, together with the lodge quarantine and mass assessments.
“We’ve got acquired one of many hardest border regimes anyplace on the earth for stopping individuals coming in to this nation who might have variants of concern,” he stated.
The lodge quarantine rule took impact in England on February 15, which requires travellers from greater than 30 “pink record” international locations, together with Brazil, should pay to quarantine in a lodge for 10 days. Critics stated the measures got here into pressure too late.
England is presently below the third nationwide lockdown because the outbreak of the pandemic within the nation. Comparable restriction measures are additionally in place in Scotland, Wales and Northern Eire.
On February 22, Johnson introduced his long-anticipated “roadmap” exiting the lockdown. Faculties in England will reopen from March 8 as the primary a part of the four-step plan, which Johnson stated was designed to be “cautious however irreversible”.
To carry life again to regular, international locations corresponding to Britain, China, Germany, Russia and the USA have been racing in opposition to time to roll out coronavirus vaccines.
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