UK surpasses 100,000 COVID-19 related deaths

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

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LONDON, England – Prime minister Boris Johnson at the coronavirus press conference Tuesday, January 26, 2021, updated the number of deaths recorded from COVID-19 in the UK has surpassed 100,000.

“It is hard to compute the sorrow contained in that grim statistic ” a statement from“The years of life lost, the family gatherings not attended and, for so many relatives, the missed chance even to say goodbye. I offer my deepest condolences to everyone who has lost a loved one: fathers and mothers; brothers and sisters; sons and daughters and the many grandparents who have been taken. And, to all those who grieve, we make this pledge: that when we have come through this crisis, we will come together as a nation to remember everyone we lost, and to honour the selfless heroism of all those on the front line who gave their lives to save others.”

The prime minister’s statement continued: “We will remember the courage of countless working people – not just our amazing National Health Service (NHS) and care workers, but shop workers, transport staff, pharmacists, teachers, police, armed forces emergency services and many others – who kept our country going during our biggest crisis since the Second World War. We will commemorate the small acts of kindness, the spirit of volunteering and the daily sacrifice of millions who placed their lives on hold time and again as we fought each new wave of the virus, buying time for our brilliant scientists to come to our aid.”

“In that moment of commemoration we will celebrate the genius and perseverance of those who discovered the vaccines and the immense national effort – never seen before in our history – which is now underway to distribute them, one that has now seen us immunise over 6.8 million people across the United Kingdom. When those vaccines have finally freed us from this virus and put us on a path to recovery, we will make sure that we learn the lessons and reflect and prepare. Until that time, the best and most important thing we can all do to honour the memory of those who have died is to work together with ever greater resolve to defeat this disease. And that is what we will do,” said prime minister Johnson.


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