Matt Hancock, British Health Minister, reported on Sunday that the United Kingdom has already inoculated more than 20 million people with at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
«Excellent news: 20 million people have received the COVID vaccine. It’s absolutely fantastic. Thank you to everyone involved,» the UK Health Minister wrote on his Twitter.
Margaret Keenan, 90, was the first person to receive the Pfizer vaccine in the UK in early December 2020 / Source: The Country
In another tweet, Hancock clarified that the exact number of vaccinated so far is 20,089,551 and emphasized that this was great progress resulting from the nation-wide effort he called «a masterful achievement and a fantastic collective effort.»
I’m delighted more than 20 million people across the UK have now been vaccinated. A magnificent achievement for the country. The vaccine is our route out. When you get the call, get the jab! pic.twitter.com/HCwxpqn7RN — Matt Hancock (@MattHancock)
February 28, 2021
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is betting that this mass vaccination process will be the remedy for exiting the third national confinement he applied in early January and will begin to rise from March 8 with the reopening of schools.
For its part, the immunization campaign in the UK will continue according to age criteria despite the call of some trade union sectors to prioritise people from more exposed professions, such as police and teachers. As for the epidemiological status of the country, in the last 24 hours there were 6,035 covid-19 contagions and 144 deaths, according to Sputnik agency. These figures showed a slight decrease from those reported yesterday that there were 7,434 positive cases and 290 deaths.
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