London records zero covid deaths for first time in six months

Monday, March 29

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 London reported zero coronavirus deaths on Sunday for the first time in six months.

It is the first time the capital has reported zero deaths since September 14, according to Government figures.

There have been 15,413 confirmed Covid deaths in London, out of 126,592 across the country.

The UK as a whole recorded 19 coronavirus deaths on Sunday.

The data came hours before the UK government eased lockdown restrictions across the country, allowing groups of six people to meet outside and outdoor sports to restart.

The Government’s “stay at home” message will end, but people will still be urged to stay local.

It is the second major easing of England’s lockdown imposed in early January, after schools were reopened to all pupils on March 8.

However, the Government is still advising people to work from home where possible and minimise the number of journeys they take.

The next step in the roadmap to easing England’s lockdown is April 12, which is earmarked for non-essential shops to reopen and for outdoor hospitality, including pubs and restaurants.

More than 30 million people have now been vaccinated in the UK against the disease.

Source: Newsday and Agencies