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PIE RADIO’S Weekly COVID Update – 13.02.2021

What has been said this week about COVID-19 by the Government?

Vaccine rollout programme

Over 14 million UK citizens have received at least the first dose of the vaccine. Wales was the first nation in the UK to hit the February vaccine target. 

Total Infections and deaths

Over 116,000 deaths in total, 4.01 million are infected. There has been a decrease in infections, hospitalisations, and deaths. 

What has been said by the government this week

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson encouraged those who have not taken up the offer to have a vaccine, to get their dose ASAP.
  • If supplies are kept up and maintained, the UK government aims to vaccinate those in Cohorts 1-9 by the end of April.
  • The PM will be setting out a roadmap to lifting restrictions in the next couple of weeks.
  • Health Secretary Matt Hancock has laid out some quarantine restrictions, which will come into effect on Monday 15th February.
  • Matt Hancock also further warned that those who fail to follow the guidelines could face hefty fines as well as prison time.

Concluding points 

Although the news is minimal this week, it is much more positive and promising. It seems there is a light emerging at the end of a tunnel. We do however strongly advise that if you are struggling, refer to the following advice and points of contact below. 

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