The total deaths as a result of Coronavirus now stands at 44,236, an increase of 16 as of today.
One fifth of Coronavirus test issued were wasted, according to official figures. Despite the government’s claims that 10.5 million tests have been made available only 8 million of these were used properly and processed.
The Royal Society, Britain’s’ national academy of sciences, issued reports that emphasise the importance of wearing face masks. Venki Ramakrishnan, president of the society, said that “The UK is way behind many countries in terms of wearing masks and issuing clear policies and guidelines about mask wearing for the public.” Only 25% of Britons wear facemasks in public places, compared to 83% in Italy and 66% in the US.