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Coronavirus

Italy aims to vaccinate at least 80 percent of population by September

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Italy said on Saturday it aims to vaccinate at least 80 percent of its population by September through ramping up the daily vaccination campaign.

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Francesco Paolo Figliuolo, the new special commissioner for coronavirus, released a national plan to issue 500,000 vaccine doses a day, according to a statement released by the cabinet office.

Italy has registered 101,881 deaths since the outbreak emerged in the country in February last year, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain and the seventh-highest in the world. The country has reported 3.2 million cases of infection to date.

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