Ramaphosa: Enough COVID-19 vaccines secured to reach 40m people

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.

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"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.

SUMMARY: SA moves to 11pm-4am curfew under Lockdown level 2

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.


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