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Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip dies

On Friday, April 9, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, died, he was 99 years old.

“It is with deep sadness that Her Majesty the Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle, “ the royal family tweeted.

In February, he was admitted to the hospital and underwent heart surgery, but was later discharged.

They were married to the Queen for 73 years and raised four children. The prince did not live to see his 100th birthday for just two months.

A month of mourning has been declared in the UK.

The main facts of the biography of Prince Philip:

Prince Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, was born on 10 June 1921. He did not live to see his centenary exactly two months later.

Prince Philip was born on the Greek island of Corfu and was baptized according to the Orthodox rite.

He is the son of King George I of Greece and the younger brother of King Constantine I. Great-grandson of King Christian IX of Denmark, a great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria of England, and Emperor Nicholas I of Russia.

From birth, he bore the title of Prince of Greece and Denmark.

After the abdication of Constantine in September 1922, the family was expelled from Greece and settled in Paris. In 1928, Philip was sent to live with relatives in London. From 1933 to 1935, he attended school in Germany, then in Scotland. In 1939-1940, he studied at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth.

After graduation, he was promoted to midshipman and served in the Navy throughout World War II. After graduating with the rank of first lieutenant.

During his college years, Philip met his four cousins, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret. A correspondence ensued between Philip and Elizabeth.

In 1946, Philip asked the king for permission to marry the heir to the throne. Their engagement was announced on July 10, 1947. The wedding took place on November 20 of the same year in Westminster Abbey.

Philip and Elizabeth have four children:

Charles, Prince of Wales (born 1948),
Princess Anne (born 1950),
Prince Andrew, Duke of York (born 1960),
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (born 1964).

During the celebration of his 90th birthday, Prince Philip announced his intention to reduce public functions. Since 2017, he has ceased to perform the public duties assigned to him personally as a member of the royal family. At the same time, the prince still continued to accompany his wife at many public events.

One of the last photos of Philip was taken in November 2020-in honor of the 73rd wedding anniversary of the couple.

Philip and Elizabeth spent the coronavirus pandemic in self-isolation. On January 9, 2021, they gave the first injection of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The other day, on April 3, Elizabeth II appeared in public for the first time after a long quarantine. She was in good health, but her husband did not accompany her.

Prince Philip has broken the longevity record for men descended from Queen Victoria. Before that, it belonged to Karl Johan Bernadotte, who died on May 5, 2012, at the age of 95 years, 6 months, and 5 days.

Britain has declared national mourning for Prince Philip. The royal family will mourn for 30 days.

The country’s flags are at half-mast, no new laws will be passed, and the Queen will temporarily cease to deal with state affairs. Parliamentarians will wear black ribbons on their sleeves, while men will wear black ties.

Britain almost reaches collective immunity from coronavirus

The UK will achieve collective immunity from the coronavirus in the coming days-but under current security measures.

According to SkyNews, this was stated by scientists at University College London.

The real-time simulations they are running indicate that very soon on April 12-the percentage of people in Britain already protected from the virus through vaccination or a previous illness or innate immunity will reach 73.4%.

It is believed that this indicator is already sufficient for collective immunity, and the disease will begin to recede.

“It’s like a chain reaction. If the virus is not able to spread from one person to another, it simply “dies out”, — says Professor Carl Fryston.

However, according to him, it is still too early to relax vigilance and speed up the exit from quarantine at this stage.

“This is just another significant stage, a reflection of the fact that things are going as planned. And this suggests that it is unlikely that there will be an increase in the number of hospitalizations or deaths again after the summer or autumn, “ said Carl Fryston. “But this does not mean that we can suddenly change the approach to “opening up” the country and maintaining distance.”

He explained that the threshold of collective immunity depends, among other things, on the risk of spreading the virus, and the risks depend on security measures, such as maintaining a distance.

If people abruptly return to the life they were accustomed to before the pandemic, the risks of transmission of the virus will rise again and the threshold required for collective immunity will be higher.

“Therefore, it is necessary to remove the restrictions very gradually, depending on the situation… This is a process for weeks and months, “ the professor said.

In Britain, almost 32 million people have already received the first dose of the vaccine. This is more than half of the adult population of the country. 6 million people have already been vaccinated with both doses.

It is worth noting that while the next” wave “ of the epidemic began in all European countries in early spring, in Britain, after the peak in January, the daily increase in infections is steadily decreasing.

In March, the country usually registered about 6,000 cases. Since the beginning of April, almost all indicators are less than 4 thousand.

In Poland, the maximum death rate from COVID-19

On Thursday, the Polish Health Ministry reported 954 new deaths from the coronavirus disease — the most since the beginning of the pandemic.

This is reported by RMF24.

At the same time, the agency noted that such high data on mortality may be the result of late data transmission in connection with the Easter holidays.

Over the past 24 hours, 27,887 new cases of coronavirus have also been detected in Poland.

The total number of people infected with coronavirus in Poland is already 2,499,507. 56,659 patients died.

Hospitals have 34,864 patients with COVID-19, 173 more than on Wednesday. 3362 will require a ventilator, 20 more than the day before.

As reported, Poland continued the current quarantine restrictions to combat the coronavirus epidemic for another 9 days-until April 18, while at first they were planned until April 9.

Recall that since March 20, Poland has returned to the national lockdown — since then, hotels, shopping centers (except for grocery stores, pharmacies, press kiosks), cinemas, theaters, museums, ski slopes, swimming pools, gyms, saunas, restaurants, bars, tennis courts, and casinos have stopped working.

Since March 27, kindergartens and hairdressers, large furniture and building materials stores have been closed. In those stores that are allowed to work, there are restrictions on the number of visitors.

Companies are encouraged to move their employees to remote work whenever possible.

In Paris, restaurants were drawn 300 protocols for clandestine work during a lockdown

In Paris, over five months of strict quarantine, they drew up 300 protocols against restaurants that were caught clandestinely receiving visitors.

As Le Figaro writes, this was reported by the French Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Restaurants are not allowed to host guests from October 30, 2020. Since then, 7345 inspections have been carried out, which resulted in 300 reports of violations. At the same time, it is not specified whether we are talking about 300 different establishments.

The department said that checks are carried out in the same way throughout the country. “There is no such thing that there is an elite who can continue to feast, and other people who are checked. The rules are valid for everyone,” Interior Minister Gerald Darmanen said on the air of Europe 1.

A spokesman for the Alliance Police Nationale said more than 5.5 million inspections had been carried out nationally since mid-December, resulting in nearly half a million reports on “many hundreds” of restaurants.

The issue of the underground work of the establishments became actual against the background of reports that a number of restaurants allegedly systematically violate the ban on receiving guests and that several ministers are their clients.

On Sunday, the prosecutor of the Republic said that an investigation had been launched into these reports to find out whether parties were actually organized in the “closed” restaurants and who were the organizers and participants.

According to the current rules, restaurateurs face a fine of 500 euros for clandestine work and a one-time loss of payment from the “coronavirus” support for the business fund. Guests are subject to a €135 fine for visiting a “closed” restaurant.

UK quarantines are planning loosened

In the UK, which will soon begin testing COVID passports, authorities are planning to ease quarantine restrictions from April 12.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said this during a briefing broadcast by Sky News.

“Today I can confirm that from Monday, April 12, we will move on to the second part of our plan (to ease the quarantine) … We do not see anything in the current data that could force us to move away from the current plan,” he said.

Thus, the following establishments will be working again in the country in the near future:

— the shops;
— sports clubs;
— zoos;
— campgrounds;
— hairdressing salons;
— beer halls;
— other places served outdoors.

From mid-May, Johnson said the UK could lift the ban on international travel.

“We hope that we can do this from May 17, but we would not like to become hostages of fortune and underestimate the difficulties faced by other countries that the British would like to visit,” he said.

Earlier it was reported that Britain set a record for vaccinations: more than 660 thousand people per day.