UK records 13 Covid deaths as 16 million people get second vaccine dose

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<p>A man receives a Covid-19 vaccination </p> (PA Wire)

A man receives a Covid-19 vaccination

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The UK recorded 13 coronavirus deaths and 2,613 new cases on Thursday, according to official figures.

A total of 16,291,719 people in Britain are now fully vaccinated, having received their second dose.

Meanwhile 34,934,171 people have had at least one dose - a rise of 139,097 on the previous day.

It comes as the UK’s largest holiday company is set to offer Covid-19 tests for a fraction of the standard prices to “make travel a possibility.”

It was announced on Thursday that Tui had partnered with the government’s authorised test provider Chronomics to make holidays this summer “easy and affordable.”

Packages from the travel agency start at £20 for a pre-departure lateral flow test and a PCR test for the second day after their return, including delivery and return costs for the tests.

Tui is also offering a £50 package containing an additional PCR test, which will be needed for those travelling from a country on the amber list.

PCR tests typically cost £120 each, although several travel companies offer them for £60.

Tui is set to resume flights on May 17 - when the UK government is expected to allow travel abroad for non-essential reasons.

On Friday the government is expected to unveil which countries are on the green list, where travellers from the UK can travel to without needing to quarantine on their return.

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