Boris Johnson leads tributes to Covid victims on second anniversary of pandemic lockdown

Britain remembered its Covid dead yesterday two a long time following the initially lockdown, as officials restricted accessibility to cost-free quick tests.

Boris Johnson led the Nationwide Day of Reflection, declaring Covid victims ‘will never be out of our hearts and minds’.

Situations were held across the state, such as a concert at St Paul’s Cathedral, which will be residence to the countrywide memorial for Covid victims funded by generous Everyday Mail readers.

Bereaved families tied yellow ribbons to Westminster Bridge beside Parliament

Bereaved family members tied yellow ribbons to Westminster Bridge beside Parliament

Near to Westminster Bridge was a memorial wall for pandemic victims emblazoned with painted hearts

In the vicinity of to Westminster Bridge was a memorial wall for pandemic victims emblazoned with painted hearts

A minute’s silence was held at midday and folks had been inspired to glow a mild or display screen flowers in their window from 8pm. 

Bereaved households tied yellow ribbons to Westminster Bridge beside Parliament, close to a memorial wall for pandemic victims emblazoned with painted hearts.

The Key Minister first introduced lockdown on March 23, 2020. The ultimate Covid limitations in England were being only dropped at the end of February this year. 

Official details display 164,123 folks have died in the United kingdom within just 28 times of a positive take a look at given that the start of the disaster. 

The working day was marked by more than 400 organisations, with landmarks such as the Gherkin in the Metropolis of London, the Senedd in Cardiff and Belfast Metropolis Hall staying lit up in yellow.

Bacterial infections are increasing but the Govt has tightened entry to cost-free lateral circulation checks as people today scramble to stock up even though they are nonetheless readily available.

Free kits will no for a longer time be accessible to the public in England from April 1. 

Individuals buying on line are getting questioned to declare that they will not promote tests for income amid fears the shift could fuel a black marketplace trade.