The Ministry of Health of the United Kingdom has verified this Thursday a record of new cases of COVID-19, a total of 33,470 during the day, which have raised the balance of the country to 1,290,195 people infected.

British authorities confirm this new peak one day after the United Kingdom exceeded the barrier of 50,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 – the first European country to reach this mark – and a week after implementing its second confinement.

This Thursday, for its part, the Health portfolio has confirmed 595 additional deaths, totaling 50,365 deaths from the disease. Regarding the hospital situation, 1,668 more people have had to be admitted to hospitals during the day.

Meanwhile, the restrictions in force in Northern Ireland in the context of the pandemic since October 16th will be extended for another week, although there will be a “partial” reopening of some sectors from Friday 20th, as agreed by the Executive.

Thus, services involving close contact, including beauty or hairdressing salons will reopen, by appointment, from the date indicated. As for the hotel industry, the premises without a license to sell alcohol, such as cafes, will also reopen on Friday. On the other hand, restaurants, pubs and hotels will open their doors again on November 27th.

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