Paris, Apr 10 (EFE).- France vaccinated a record 510,000 people on Friday, which brings the total of number of people who received at least one dose to 10.5 million, the health minister Olivier Véran announced.
“Records are made to be broken,” the minister posted to his Twitter account last night, showing gratitude to those involved in “this mobilization.”
A large vaccination center was inaugurated in the city of Grenoble on Friday, while another one is to open its doors in Saint-Étienne on Saturday.
The emblematic Stade de France, where the men’s soccer national team clinched its maiden FIFA World Cup title in 1998, has also become a vaccination center.
Thus far, France has administered the first jab to 10,507,294 people, representing 15.7% of the population, while 3,601,263 (5.4%) have been fully immunized.
The number of daily coronavirus cases being detected in France is still higher than the second wave’s peak of 4,900.
Véran hopes the numbers would drop in the wake of the lockdown the government imposed to curb the spread of the virus. EFE