More than 50 percent in Japan fully vaccinated

Japanese government data show more than half of the country's people have received a second dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

The government said on Monday that nearly 64.5 million people, or 50.9 percent of the population, have been fully vaccinated.

Approximately 79.8 million people, or 63 percent, have gotten their first shots.

As for senior citizens, 89.7 percent have received their first jabs, and 88 percent, their second doses.

The total population includes children who are under the minimum age for getting vaccinated.

The government aims to finish inoculating all citizens who wish to receive shots by October or early November.

It plans to ease coronavirus restrictions on dining and drinking, events and travel for people who show proof of vaccination and negative test results.