skip_previous play_arrow skip_next
00:00 00:00
playlist_play chevron_left
  • cover play_arrow

    Rother Radio (128k) Love Local, Love Music!

  • cover play_arrow

    Rother Radio (64K) Love Local, Love Music!

  • cover play_arrow

    Hit Music Radio (128K) More Music Variety!

  • cover play_arrow

    Hit Music Radio (64K) The Best Variety of Hits!

UK News

UK reports one COVID death as 50 million vaccine jabs now delivered


share close

The UK has reported one COVID death in its daily figures, while more than 50 million vaccine doses have now been delivered.

The last time coronavirus-related deaths increased by one was on 30 August.

The UK has now administered 34,588,600 first vaccine doses and 15,500,949 second doses – a total of 50,089,549.

Some 1,649 COVID cases were recorded in the latest 24-hour period.

It compares to 2,064 cases and six deaths recorded last Monday (26 April).

The prime minister has said there is a “good chance” the one-metre rule for social distancing can be ditched next month.

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player

Minister: ‘We don’t want to slip backwards on COVID’

The final decision on whether the change can be brought in from 21 June will depend on the data, Boris Johnson said but he added, “That’s what it feels like to me right now.”

More from Covid-19

He also said that the next stage on the roadmap out of lockdown on 17 May – which covers indoor hospitality, entertainment and possibly foreign travel – is “going to be good”.

Meanwhile, an industry chief has said a return to unrestricted trading for hospitality from 21 June is “critical” and will mean firms can “come off life support”.

The comments from Kate Nicholls, chief executive of trade body UKHospitality, came as The Times reported social distancing rules will be lifted to allow pubs, restaurants and theatres to open to full capacity for the first time in more than a year.

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player

PM understands ‘strength of feeling’ of fans

One-way systems, screens and mask-wearing while moving around might remain for hospitality venues but customer numbers will no longer be limited, the newspaper said.

Audiences in theatres and cinemas will have to wear face coverings during performances, while there will be strict guidance on ventilation and staggered entry, The Times said.

But Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said “some safeguards” may stay in place when legal restrictions end, such as continued use of masks and physical distancing.

 Sky News

© Sky News 2021

Written by: Rother Radio News

Previous post

UK News

Premier League clubs must sign Owners’ Charter in wake of Super League fiasco

Premier League clubs will be required to sign up to a new Owners' Charter with "significant sanctions" for breaches of rules in the wake of the proposed breakaway European Super League.Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham sparked outrage with their plans to join the breakaway competition. In a statement, the Premier League said it was taking several measures to "protect our game, our clubs and their fans […]


Similar posts

UK News

PM invites devolved leaders to Union summit – as he hails ‘Team UK’

The prime minister has called a summit with the leaders of the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, saying the UK is "best served when we work together".Boris Johnson's offer comes after Nicola Sturgeon warned the PM not to block her push for a second Scottish independence referendum. […]


Search Rother Radio

About Us

Rother Radio – Love Local, Love Music! → Discover more