President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country has secured enough vaccines to reach around 40 million people. Courtesy #DStv403
PRETORIA - Government says it has paid for doses to cover 40 million of the 59 million South Africans -- or enough to reach herd immunity.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has repeatedly condemned "vaccine apartheid" with rich countries buying up most of the vaccine doses.
"As the African continent we are pushing ahead with efforts to expand our vaccine manufacturing capacity with a view to be self-sufficient in vaccine production," he said.
Ramaphosa announced on Sunday that stricter measures against COVID-19 would be re-imposed.
From Monday, the night curfew will start from 11pm while non-essential shops, bars, restaurants and gyms will have to shut at 10pm.
Gatherings, including political and faith events, will be limited to 250 people outdoors and 100 indoors.