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Five more deaths and 1,979 cases of COVID have been reported in the UK in the latest daily figures.

It compares to four deaths within 28 days of a positive test and 1,926 cases recorded on Sunday.

This brings the total number of people who have died in the UK to 127.684.

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Another 131,318 people received their first dose of COVID-19[female[feminine vaccine and 183,745 had their second injection.

The last digits come as other restrictions have been lifted across England today.

People are now allowed to meet outdoors in groups of no more than 30, hospitality can open up indoors, international travel is allowed, and people can kiss.

In Scotland six people from three households can meet indoors and in Wales six people can meet indoors and 50 at outdoor events.

The first Britons started arriving in Portugal on the green list after restrictions were lifted, while others flew to orange list countries like Greece, despite government advice not to.

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Moment, two-year-old Rhu kisses her 76-year-old grandfather Tony Chin in Liverpool on the day hugging is allowed.

however, Boris Johnson called for caution as restrictions lifted.

Mr Johnson admitted the Indian variant ‘The presence of s in parts of the country could further delay England’s move to the fourth and final leg of its roadmap – slated for June 21.

This would see all legal limits on social contacts removed, provided testing on vaccines, infection rates and new coronavirus variations continue to be encountered.

He said: “We are closely monitoring the spread of the variant identified for the first time in India and acting quickly where infection rates rise.

Colin, Ron and Geoff resumed their weekly Monday meetups at the Red Lion near Hemel Hempstead
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This notice was published: 2021-05-17 15:12:00