I’m sorry to have to tell you that today, the number of deaths recorded from COVID in the UK has surpassed 100,000.
And it’s hard to compute the sorrow contained in that grim statistic, 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’s lost a loved one, fathers and mothers brothers and sisters sons and daughters, and the many grandparents who have been taken.
And to all those who grieve we make this pledge that when we’ve come through this crisis. We will come together as a nation to remember everyone. We lost, and to honor the selfless heroism of all those on the frontline who gave their lives to save others.