The number of deaths due to corona infection in the UK has exceeded 200 daily. In the last 24 hours, an additional 214 people have died, according to figures released by the Department of Health and Social Care on Wednesday. The previous day, more than 262 people had been infected since March. The death toll from corona infection in the UK has risen to 142,338 so far.
Similarly, 39,329 new infections have been added in the last 24 hours. At the same time, the number of infected people in the UK has so far exceeded 9.4 million. In the last 24 hours, 823 infected people have been admitted to the hospital due to corona, while the number of infected people currently being treated at the hospital is 8,859. Similarly, 1023 infected people are being treated in ventilator beds.
So far, 107,150,783 doses of the corona vaccine have been distributed in the UK. Of these, 53,36,130 or 87.5 percent have already received the first dose of the vaccine and 458,94,237 or 79.8 percent have received both doses of the vaccine. Similarly, the number of third dose of booster vaccine has also reached 1920416.
Vaccination is mandatory for NHS staff in England
Vaccines against corona have been made mandatory for employees working under the National Health Service (NHS) in England. British Health Minister Sajid Javid has said that NHS staff should be fully vaccinated from next April. So far, 133,000 NHS workers in England have not been vaccinated against corona. The deadline for them to be fully vaccinated is April 1, 2022. However, if there is any other reason including health, it is not mandatory for such people.
Officials said employees who did not receive both doses of vaccine within the stipulated time could be fired. Due to this new policy of the government, it is estimated that about 126,000 people including 73,000 NHS employees and 35,000 care workers will be able to retire from their jobs. Vaccination is being made mandatory as the government believes that the disease cannot be transmitted if the health workers are fully vaccinated. Employees who do not want to follow the government’s directive are expected to retire, which could lead to a major crisis in the UK health sector.