LONDON, March 27 (Xinhua) – An additional 4,715 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,329,180, according to official figures released on Saturday.
The country has also reported 58 other coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 126,573. These figures only include deaths of people who have died within 28 days of their first positive test.
Nearly 30 million people in Britain have received the first coronavirus vaccine, according to the latest official figures.
Earlier on Saturday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said England was still on track for a “road map to freedom” but warned of the impact of the third wave of infections in Europe over Great Britain.
Speaking at the Conservative Party’s spring virtual conference, Johnson said that if “we are in a different world from last spring”, you have to be “honest about the difficulties ahead”.
Johnson said there remained unanswered questions about the impact of a third wave of coronavirus from Europe, adding that a “bitter experience” had shown that a wave like the one in Europe would hit Great Britain. Brittany “three weeks later”.
“The question is – is it going to be, this time around, as bad as it has been in the past? Or have we sufficiently mitigated, muffled and blunted the impact of the vaccine rollout? It’s a question that we still don’t really know the answer to, ”he says.
On February 22, Johnson announced his long-awaited “roadmap” to emerge from lockdown, the third of its kind since the start of the pandemic. The reopening of schools on March 8 was the first part of the four-step plan which is expected to see all legal restrictions in England removed by mid-June.
The National Health Service (NHS) England has warned Britain will face a “significant reduction” in vaccine supply from March 29.
UK Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said on Friday the government was “on track” to meet its goal of providing a first dose to the nine main priority groups by April 15 and all adults in here at the end of July.
Experts have warned that Britain is “still not out of the woods” amid concerns over the new variants and the risk of public violation of restriction rules.
To get life back to normal, countries like Britain, China, Russia, the United States as well as the European Union have fought against time to deploy coronavirus vaccines. Enditem