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More Than 14,500 Deaths As Britain Has Highest Number Of Deaths From Covid-19 In Europe


By the end of April 17, the UK had recorded more than 14,500 deaths, 108,000 COVID-19 infections, becoming the country with the largest number of deaths from pandemic in Europe so far.    

On April 17 alone, 847 people died in the UK, the figure still excluding those outside hospital, Alok Sharma, the UK's business minister, said at the regular meeting of the situation.

Thus, up to now, more than 14,500 people have died from SARS-CoV-2 and over 108,000 cases. Britain became the country that suffered the largest human loss in Europe.
Scientists also forecast that, due to the slow response of the British government, the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in the UK could reach 40,000.

Faced with this pressure, the British government said it would set up a "task force", bringing together government agencies, research institutes and pharmaceutical corporations to speed up the search for vaccines. In the immediate future, the British government will invest £ 14 million to fund 21 vaccine research projects.

Currently, more than 1 million doses of vaccine studied by UK scientists at Oxford University have been put into production, although trials have not yet concluded whether the vaccine is effective or not. Oxford University said, in the best scenario, it is not until September 2020, this vaccine can be put into use.

In addition, the country's government has reestablished a medical team dedicated to investigating the epidemiological history of cases. The move comes after too much criticism of the British government's early abandonment of this strategy in early March, when the number of cases began to rise in the UK.

British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, who had reportedly replaced the Prime Minister Boris Johnson while he was recovering from the coronavirus infection, earlier this week had said he was not expected to change the current restrictions.

Britain blockade nationwide had started from 23rd March till now. People are only allowed to leave their homes to buy basic necessities, exercise once a day, get a health check or go to work if they are in a particularly important job except going to school as schools were shut down.

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