France has reached 20 million first COVID-19 vaccine shots - Macron

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COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said in a Twitter statement on Saturday that 20 million people in France had now received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, as the government tries to step up its vaccination campaign.

The French government had set itself a target to give a first injection to 20 million people by mid-May, after a slow start to its campaign several months ago. It has now opened up the vaccination programme to a broader number of people.

(Reporting by Gwenaelle Barzic; Writing by Sarah White; Editing by David Holmes)

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