There have now been 22,868 new cases of covid-19 infections in the UK, and three new deaths in the last 24 hours. It reports Sky News.
The number of days is considerably higher than the day before, when 14,876 infections and eleven deaths were reported.
In the UK, 44,454,511 people have now received their first vaccine dose, and 32,583,746 have been fully vaccinated.
Boris Johnson said on Monday that England do not need to be in lockdown and must return to normalcy as far as possible. The date for the reopening is now set to be July 19.
The date was set after the Prime Minister postponed the reopening by four weeks due to an increasing number of infections with the delta variant.
Restrictions in the UK will be eased on 19 July. This has now been confirmed by the new Minister of Health in the country, Sajid Javid.
– We also know that people and companies need security, so we want every step to be irreversible. It is quite clear. The restrictions on our freedom must come to an end, the Minister of Health said at a press conference today, according to Sky News.
There has been several speculations about whether the authorities would open the country as early as 5 July, but this has now been disproved.
– In any case, none of the dates we set will come without any risk of corona. We know that we simply cannot destroy it, so we must learn to live with it, says Javid.