There were no coronavirus-related deaths in the UK, Scotland and Northern Ireland yesterday.
Four people died in Wales, which means an increase in Britain compared to two deaths on Sunday.
Boris Johnson has confirmed that England will continue to remove more restrictions next week.
As of May 17, the British government announced yesterday that, due to favorable data on the number of newly infected and vaccinated people, England will further relax the restrictions imposed by covid-19 and allow, among other things, family gatherings.
The country is phasing out the closure measures in accordance with the four-step plan announced in February.
As announced, in the third phase of the plan, for the first time in a few months, citizens will be allowed to gather indoors in the form of up to six people or two families.
According to certain regulations, bars and restaurants will also be allowed to serve tourists indoors for the first time in months. Other indoor entertainment venues and sports facilities can also start from the event.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office announced that the decision to adopt the third phase of easing measures took into account the latest data on the risks of vaccinations, deaths, new infections and hospitalizations, and new variants of the coronavirus.
Johnson said in a statement from his office: “The data shows what we already know-we will not let the virus beat us.”
“The plan is proceeding as planned. Our successful vaccination plan is continuing. More than two-thirds of adults in the UK have now received the first batch of vaccines. We can now look forward to a cautious but irreversible opening.”
Johnson is scheduled to announce more details at a press conference on Monday.
The semi-autonomous authorities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own specific time plans to ease the restrictions imposed by covid-19.
So far, 127,000 people have died from covid-19 infection in the UK. The country has experienced an extremely difficult second wave, which peaked in late January, but the number of new infections and deaths has dropped sharply since then.
In the UK on Sunday, there were 1770 new infections and 2 deaths. At the peak of the second wave, the number of new infections per day exceeded 80,000, with 1,300 deaths on the worst day.
The government has confirmed last week that international travel will be allowed on May 17, but with the exception of a few countries, travel has been severely restricted.