While Wales reported a total of four deaths on May 10, 2021, none have been reported in England, Northern Ireland or Scotland, according to official statistics published on the UK government’s website.
The last time England reported no deaths from COVID-19 was in March 2020.
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The announcement came as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said England would start lifting restrictions on public gatherings by May 17. People will soon be able to visit pubs and sporting events, he said. The government has also lowered the country’s COVID-19 alert level.
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In a statement, doctors said social distancing and the rapid rollout of the vaccine had helped drastically reduce coronavirus cases and daily deaths.
According to government statistics, 67% of the population received at least a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 34% received both doses.
According to data from Johns Hopkins, Britain has the fifth highest death toll in the world from COVID-19 with 127,609 deaths.
: With files from Reuters
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