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5/10, 1:13 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UK lowers coronavirus alert to level three

The United Kingdom lowered its coronavirus alert level from four to three on Monday amid lower infection and death rates from the disease.

"Thanks to the efforts of the UK public in social distancing and the impact we are starting to see from the vaccination program, case numbers, deaths and COVID hospital pressures have fallen consistently," the UK's four chief medical officers announced in a statement.

However, the experts warned that COVID-19 is still circulating in the country despite stringent measures and advised people to remain vigilant. "This remains a major pandemic globally," they noted. The UK's level three alert denotes that "the virus is in general circulation" in the country.

Breaking the News / JC