“We will be with our friends again, we will be with our families, we will be together again.”
At 8 pm London time on April 5, a special televised address by 94-year-old Queen Elizabeth II was broadcast in the UK. She called on the British people to unite against the epidemic and get through the tough times together.
In her speech, Queen Elizabeth II said that this challenging period has made a huge difference in the lives of many people, thanking the health care workers, the workers at the front line and all those who insist on staying at home, and for the British people to work together to succeed in the fight against the epidemic.
She also recalls her own experiences during World War II, inspiring the British to overcome the epidemic with the classic song “We’ll Meet Again.” The song, written in 1939, inspired the soldiers at the time, as well as their families and lovers.
So far, 48,440 cases of new corona pneumonia have been confirmed in the UK, resulting in 4943 deaths. Prime Minister Johnson was admitted to hospital with symptoms related to persistent fever.