Minute's Silence Held in UK to Mark One Year Since First COVID Lockdown

The UK held a minute’s silence on March 23 to mark one year since the country’s first coronavirus lockdown.

On March 23, 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a nationwide lockdown in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Writing on Twitter on Tuesday, Johnson said: “Today, the anniversary of the first lockdown, is an opportunity to reflect on the past year – one of the most difficult in our country’s history.”

This video shows staff at the Bradford Royal Infirmary taking part in the silence.

More than 146,000 Britons have died from COVID-related causes, according to officials. Credit: @BTHFT via Storyful