Total Covid-19 infections in the UK are more than 19 million, and more than 162,000 people have died from the disease. In the past 24 hours, more than 44,000 new cases and 110 deaths have been registered. Unfortunately, more than 10,000 people are still hospitalized fighting the disease. Between October 2021 and February there was a new peak in the number of infections.
So far, 38 million vaccines have been administered around the country: 32 million in England, 3.4 million in Scotland, 2 million in Wales, and the rest in Ireland. 92% of the population over 12 years of age have already had their first dose, 85% have already had their second dose and 67% even have the booster shot.
It is important to remember that in England, as of February 11, people arriving from international flights who are fully vaccinated no longer need to be tested before and after the flight. On February 24, citizens are not legally obliged to complete quarantine if they test positive for Covid-19. But authorities continue to recommend staying at home and taking safety measures. As well as not being required to take daily covid tests.
In Scotland as of March 21, the rules for Covid-19 will be lifted, including the use of face masks will no longer be mandatory. In Ireland, from March 2, vaccinations for children between 5 and 11 years of age will be allowed. You can access the website to book an appointment here.
In Wales, the use of face masks is no longer mandatory since the end of February, except for places such as shopping malls.