Singapore has become the world's most vaccinated state, after fully inoculating 80 per cent of its population against the coronavirus, the Singapore health minister said.
"We have crossed another milestone, where 80 per cent of our population has received their full regimen of two doses," Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said in a post on social media. "It means Singapore has taken another step forward in making ourselves more resilient to COVID-19, It is the result of the collective effort of many people working behind the scenes, and the people of Singapore coming forward to take care of themselves and the people around them."
With most of its 5.7 million people vaccinated, Singapore now has the world's highest rate of complete vaccinations. The small city-state is on track to ease coronavirus-linked restrictions.
Several parts of the world still struggle to control the spread of the highly infectious delta variant.