The equivalent of 1 per cent of the Welsh population was vaccinated in Wales on both Friday and Saturday, Health Minister Vaughan Gething has said.

Mr Gething told a press conference in Cardiff: “We’ve now vaccinated a larger proportion of the total population than any other part of the UK.

“This isn’t a race between the four nations, not a race between the governments, it’s a race against the virus.

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“This is a phenomenal effort and, as we know, every vaccine delivered is another small victory against the virus.”

Mr Gething said he would take part in a meeting on Tuesday with community and faith leaders to counter misinformation about the vaccine.

“I want to be clear to everyone – the vaccine does not contain pork products or traces of foetal matter and is safe for all ethnic minority and faith communities,” he added.