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UK Territories 08 Apr, 2021 Follow News


Gibraltar has been formally recognised by the British government for its COVID-19 vaccination roll-out making it one of the first countries in the world to have reached its vaccination target.

"I’m pleased that we’ve also been able to support our overseas territories so that Gibraltar has become one of the first places in the world to offer a vaccination to its entire adult population," Prime Minister Boris Johnson said during a press conference.

The British overseas territory, with a population of just 33,701 residents, had its Covid vaccines supplied by the UK government and delivered by the RAF.

In total, Gibraltar has seen 4,275 cases of Covid, as well as 94 deaths.

The territory’s Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said he was “very pleased to say we are now at the two-week point with no cases.”

The overall vaccine uptake in Gibraltar is said to be currently around 85% - surpassing the 70% goal the Government had been aiming for.

The figure is 97% in the over 60s bracket.

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