The Health Minister of Malta has said the country has reached herd immunity through Covid-19 vaccines.
According to Reuters, the country’s Health Minister Chris Fearne said that 70% of the country’s population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, whilst 42% of the country has received two doses
Speaking about the success of the vaccination programme, Fearne said the country was administering a vaccine dose every five seconds and case numbers have fallen to a daily average of 3.
Fearne added that the mandatory wearing of face masks outdoors will be lifted on July 1st.
Malta which has a population of roughly 503,000 has become the first European country to mass vaccinate its population to reach so called herd immunity.
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