The UK falls silent for National Day of Reflection

Picture by Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street

People across the UK have taken part in a minute’s silence today to remember Covid-19 victims, marking one year since the first lockdown began.

The London Eye, Tate Britain, Blackpool Tower, the Scottish Parliament, Belfast City Hall and other buildings were also lit in yellow this evening to mark the occasion.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has offered his “sincere condolences to those who have lost loved ones” also observed the silence.

The Prime Minister took to social media this evening adding:

“When people come to describe this pandemic to future generations, we’ll tell the story of the heroes of the NHS and social care, of pharmacists, teachers, armed service personnel, shop workers, transport workers, the police and so many others.

“In the end this was unlike any other struggle in my lifetime, in that our entire population has been engaged, and it’s thanks to all of you therefore that we can continue on our roadmap to freedom.

“We will meet our targets, offering a first dose to everyone over 50 by the middle of next month, as well as those under 50 who are clinically vulnerable, and offering a first dose of the vaccine to every adult by the end of July.

“And cautiously but irreversibly, step by step, jab by jab, this country is on the path to reclaiming our freedoms.”

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