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UK surpasses 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 Updated: 2021-01-27 08:33:17 KST

According to government figures released on Tuesday, more than 100-thousand people have died from COVID-19 in the UK, a year into the pandemic.
Britain is just the 5th country in the world to surpass the 100-thousand mark, after the U.S., Brazil, India and Mexico.
The accumulated death toll includes 1,631 new deaths reported on Tuesday.
For perspective, the UK COVID-19 death toll is more than twice as many people killed by German bombs in Britain in the 1940-1941 Blitz, and 30-thousand more than the number of British civilians killed during World War Two.
In Portugal, the country has reported a record 291 deaths over the past 24 hours.
Data shows the country now has the highest seven-day average of cases and deaths per million people.
With the spike in cases and deaths the government wants to transfer patients abroad, with Lisbon's main hospital installing extra fridges to store bodies.
Dutch police have arrested 184 people on the third night of unrest in ten cities across the Netherlands.
Roaming groups of rioters set fires, threw rocks and looted stores triggered by a night curfew that was imposed in a bid to curb new infections.
The curfew which was first imposed on Saturday, was the first since World War Two, and came despite a gradual decrease in new cases.
Many cities have issued emergency ordinances to provide officers with more power, as one city mayor called the protesters 'looters and thieves'.

" Yesterday was a painful night for all of us. Painful because we saw how this beautiful town we are all so proud of being destroyed by a number of rioters, looters and thieves despite a situation where we have to hold on to each other and fight the (COVID-19) virus together. "

EU governments plan to put Japan on a list of countries whose residents are banned from visiting the bloc.
Citing an EU official, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, the plan comes amid a resurgence in cases in Japan.
Only seven countries, including South Korea, Australia and China, remain on the white list or those able to still visit the EU.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.
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