Japan aims to roll out jabs for all by November

Japan's Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has said the government aims to roll out coronavirus vaccines to everybody who wants them by October or November.

Suga made the remark in the Diet on Wednesday. He said, "In October or November, we want to finish vaccinating all people who need or want to be vaccinated. I myself will lead all-out efforts to roll out vaccinations and contain the spread of the virus."

Japan started inoculating healthcare workers in February, before expanding that to the elderly.

Companies and universities are set to lend a hand as things speed up. They will be allowed to give shots to their employees and students from June 21.

So far, about 10 percent of the population have received at least one jab.