The UK surpassed 80,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, with government figures reporting a further 1,035 deaths over the past 24 hours.

The total number of deaths now stands at 80,868. There were also an additional 59,937 daily cases, bringing the total to above 3 million.

The government has launched a new public awareness campaign to get people to better comply with restrictions.

In England, where the country is at the start of a third national lockdown, local media has reported that adherence is lower than the first national lockdown last year.

Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer Prof. Chris Whitty appeared in a video ad urging people to stay home, protect the National Health Service, and save lives.

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