UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson issued an apology to the nation after the Covid-19 death toll surpassed 100,000.
“The years of life lost, the family gatherings not attended and, for so many relatives, the missed chance even to say goodbye, I offer my deepest condolences to everyone who has lost a loved one,” he said in a news conference.
“I think, on this day, I should just really repeat that I am deeply sorry for every life that has been lost, and of course as I was Prime Minister, I take full responsibility for everything that the government has done. What I can tell you is that we truly did everything we could, and continue to do everything that we can, to minimise loss of life and to minimise suffering in what has been a very, very difficult stage, and a very, very difficult crisis for our country, and we will continue to do that.”
The UK is currently on lockdown as a variant of the virus is making its way around the globe.