Violence in SA: Vaccination rollout suffers setback

The vaccination rollout in Gauteng and KZN has suffered a huge setback because of the rioting and looting sweeping through both provinces. eNCA’s Heidi Giokos went to some of the vaccination sites and reports. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Most private and some public vaccination sites have closed in Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal. 

This is due to ongoing unrest and looting.

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Many shops and businesses have also shut their doors with people fearing for their lives. 

“It is difficult now to continue with the vaccinations in some of our communities," said Gauteng premier David Makhura.

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"The vaccination programme is not going the way it was happening even the health services in some of the areas where health workers are unable to go to work."

Given the number of new COVID-19 cases in the country, concern is mounting that matters will only get worse, especially if vaccines aren’t being administered quickly, or at all.

* eNCA’s Heidi Giokos reports. 

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eNCA

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