Two-thirds of all U.K. adults have received two doses of a Covid vaccine, almost a week ahead of schedule, Health Secretary Sajid Javid has announced. Yet the Government has U-turned on ending all lockdown restrictions on ‘Freedom Day’ and appears instead to be gearing up for more restrictions.
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Sajid Javid said on Twitter: “Two-thirds of adults across the U.K. have now had two jabs.
“We have beaten our target by almost a week – this is a huge achievement. Thank you to everyone who has come forward.
“The vaccine is our wall of defence against the virus.”
The figure is a key milestone ahead of a drastic [!] easing of restrictions on Monday.
The Government delayed lifting most rules until July 19th so two-thirds of adults could be double-jabbed, and every adult could be offered a first vaccine.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanked people for “coming forward” and “helping others get jabbed” on Twitter. …
Latest data from the Department of Health shows a total of 81,192,857 doses have been administered in the U.K., with 46,037,090 people receiving a first dose (87.4%) and 35,155,767 people receiving both doses (66.7%).
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