Candle on Doorstep of 10 Downing Street Marks One Year of U.K. Covid Lockdown

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    A candle was placed on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street on Tuesday evening by an official in recognition of those who died during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Recognition events had been taking place throughout the day across the country, one year on from the UK’s first coronavirus lockdown.

    Staff at NHS hospitals and members in parliament held a minute’s silence at midday, while Blackpool Tower was lit up later in the evening.

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