COVID cases are the lowest in six MONTH as Boris Johnson prepares to end the final restrictions TOMORROW.
A total of 25,696 Britons have tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, as well as a daily Covid death toll of 74.
The last time the case of Covid This low was on August 10 of last year, when 23,510 infections were reported in a 24-hour period.
Today’s figures show that the total number of infections since the pandemic began is 18,605,752.
And the tragic death toll in the UK has now reached 160,581.
Among those who tested positive today was Her Majesty the Queen who infected with virus at the age of 95.
Palace officials say she will remain on “light duties”.
This comes as Boris Johnson will announce the end of self-isolation rules tomorrow in victory over Covid.
And Prime Minister is expected to introduce the new rules from Thursday.
He will repeal all pandemic regulations that restrict public liberties in the UK as part of the Live with vibrancy plan.
Ministers said future variants are expected to be similar to Omicron in terms of being milder than the original mutation.
Mr Johnson said ahead of his announcement: “Covid will not suddenly go away, and we need to learn to live with this virus and continue to protect ourselves without restricting our freedoms.
“We’ve built strong defenses against this virus over the past two years through the development of vaccines, testing, new treatments, and the best scientific understanding of what viruses contain. this virus can cause.
“Thanks to our successful vaccination program and the large number of people who are about to be stabbed, we can now lay out a plan to live with Covid this week.”
Free-flow side-flow and Covid PCR tests are also set to close shortly, which PM is scheduled to make in an announcement on Monday.
However, free tests may still be available to more vulnerable people including the elderly.
And speaking on BBC One’s Sunday Morning Programme, the Prime Minister said he wanted people to be “much more confident” to return to work and normal life.
He said: “I’m not saying you can totally be cautious of the winds, Covid is still dangerous if you’re vulnerable and if you’re not vaccinated, but we need people to be much more confident and turn around. back to work.”
Boris added: “We have reached a stage where we think you can shift the balance away from state mandate, from banning certain actions, certain mandatory actions, towards promoting personal responsibility.
“I want to see our country really standing again.”
Despite the change in restrictions, passenger locating forms are set to stay, it was reported.
Instead, forms are expected to remain – possibly phased out in late spring.
Passenger locating forms were simplified earlier this month for Fully vaccinated travelers, who now only need to confirm their jab status, travel history and contact details.
Visitors must fill out a form before arriving in the UK. Unvaccinated travelers must also present proof of a negative test result.
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