The UK recorded 148 new deaths from Covid-19 – an increase of 100 deaths from yesterday – rising to 44,798 the number of victims in the country, according to the latest data released on Saturday, 12.
The British Ministry of Health also confirmed 820 new infections in the last 24 hours, reaching 288,953 cases of the new coronavirus.
England advanced yesterday in its plan to remove restrictions on behalf of Covid-19, at a faster pace than the rest of the United Kingdom, with the opening of theatres, swimming pools and collective sports in the open air. At the same time, the government considers making it mandatory—the use of masks in all enclosed spaces.
Several of London’s outdoor swimming pools received their first visitors this Saturday, and fans of team sports, such as cricket, were able to resume activity.
Boris Johnson’s government also allowed the resumption of theatrical performances as long as they are held outdoors and with a limited audience respecting the safety distance. The premier announced that he plans to make masks in stores mandatory after it has been scientifically proven that this helps to contain the transmission of the virus. The measure, according to government sources quoted by the local press, may take effect in the coming weeks.