Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, who on April 21 will celebrate its 94th birthday, urged not to make the salute on this occasion in connection with the pandemic coronavirus. About it reports TV channel Sky News , citing a statement from Buckingham Palace.
According to Queen, the traditional fireworks “is not appropriate in the current circumstances.”
Gun salutes are normally used in the UK to celebrate special occasions such as anniversaries and birthdays of members of the Royal family.
For the first time in 68 years of the reign of Elizabeth II salute on this occasion will be cancelled.
Flags of the United Kingdom will be posted at the state institutions in accordance with the Protocol.
Flash COVID-19 began in December 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus infection around the world contracted for a 2 261 631 people. About this show data the Johns Hopkins University. Died COVID-19 154 789 people, recovered 577 060.
In the UK infected with 109 769, died 14 607.