London, September 17 (Xinhua)-According to official figures released on Friday, another 32,651 people in the UK tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 7,371,301. ..
The country also recorded an additional 178 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in the UK is currently 134,983. These numbers only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of the first positive test.
The latest data was obtained when the Secretary of Transportation Grant Shaps announced a significant relaxation of travel rules for people entering and leaving the United Kingdom.
From October 4th, the current red, amber and green country signaling systems will be deprecated and replaced with only one red list.
The previous amber and green list is merged into the “Rest of World” (ROW) list. Those who are fully vaccinated in the countries on this list will no longer need to undergo a PCR test three days before traveling to the United Kingdom.
Beginning at the end of October, fully vaccinated passengers from countries other than the Red List will be able to replace the second day PCR test with a cheaper immunochromatography test.
The government also announced that starting September 22, eight destinations, including Turkey and Egypt, will be removed from the Red List requiring hotel quarantine.
According to the latest figures, more than 89% of people over the age of 16 in the UK are first vaccinated and more than 81% are both vaccinated.
To bring life back to normal, countries such as the United Kingdom, China, Germany, Russia and the United States are competing with time to deploy the coronavirus vaccine.
The UK has recorded an additional 32,651 coronavirus cases
SourceThe UK has recorded an additional 32,651 coronavirus cases