Wales passes milestone as two million vaccinated

Wales passes milestone as two million vaccinated
# 16 May 2021 19:35 (UTC +04:00)

More than two million people in Wales have now received their first Covid vaccine, according to the latest official figures, APA reports citing BBC.

Public Health Wales (PHW) said a total of 2,019,160 people - 64% of the population - have had their first dose.

And 915,674 people have had their second jab - 29% of the population.

It comes as pubs, restaurants and cafes will be able to serve indoors, and cinemas and other businesses allowed to reopen, as Wales moves to Covid alert level two as of Monday.

First Minister Mark Drakeford revealed on Friday that he had planned to go further in easing Covid rules but paused because of the Indian variant.

Health Minister Eluned Morgan called the figures a "fantastic achievement".

She added: "I'm incredibly proud and grateful to the thousands of people - NHS staff, military personnel and volunteers - who have worked so hard across the country to reach this milestone."

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