UK records 13 more Covid deaths as London’s lockdown restrictions ease

This compares to 26 deaths recorded on the identical day final week. It brings the UK’s official demise toll whole to 127,100.

Separate figures printed by the UK’s statistics businesses present there have been 150,000 deaths registered within the UK the place Covid-19 was talked about on the demise certificates.

The Government additionally mentioned that, as of 9am on Monday, there had been an extra 3,568 lab-confirmed circumstances within the UK.


The vaccine rollout continues to skew in direction of second doses of the jab with 189,665 given on Monday. This comapres to simply 69,223 first doses given on the identical day.

It comes as Prime Minister Boris (*13*) urged the nation to “behave responsibly” as life took one other step again in direction of normality, with indoor gyms, swimming swimming pools, nail salons and zoos additionally welcoming clients again.

Retail analysts Springboard mentioned that footfall throughout all retail locations within the UK was up 116% by 3pm on Monday in comparison with the identical time every week in the past.

London’s primary purchasing streets noticed round 44% of the pre-pandemic degree of April guests, barely up on expectations.

In England, pubs and eating places have been making modifications throughout lockdown to maximise their capacity to serve clients exterior.

The British Beer and Pub Association estimates that simply 40% of licensed premises have the area to reopen

/ PA Wire

But the British Beer and Pub Association estimates that simply 40% of licensed premises have the area to reopen for out of doors service.

In response to the easing of restriction, the Metropolitan Police mentioned it will likely be “stepping up” patrols in excessive footfall areas from Monday.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Jane Connors mentioned: “Of course, the place we have to take motion towards those that dangerously flout the foundations we’ll do.”

The subsequent important date is May 17, when socialising indoors shall be permitted underneath the “rule of six”, if the Prime Minister judges that the vaccination programme is safely breaking the hyperlink between infections and deaths.

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