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Past year 'one of the most difficult in UK history', says Rachel Maclean on lockdown anniversary

Harry Leach 23rd Mar, 2021 Updated: 23rd Mar, 2021

REDDITCH MP Rachel Maclean has described the past 12 months as ‘one of the most difficult periods’ in UK history.

Today marks the one year anniversary since the first national lockdown on March 23, 2020.

More than 125,000 people have died of Covid-19 in the UK since then.

“This pandemic has taken a huge toll on us all, and I offer my sincere condolences to those in Redditch who have lost loved ones,” said Mrs Maclean.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in Redditch for the way the town has pulled together these past 12 months.

“Local charities and organisations have been on the front-line supporting residents.

“Redditch’s community spirit has been on full display during this pandemic and everyone should be incredibly proud.”

End of life charity Marie Curie is leading a day of reflection today, with a nationwide minute’s silence at midday.

It’s a chance for people to remember those who have died during the pandemic and to show solidarity for millions who have been unable to grieve together.

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