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02 February 2021

Vaccines expected to offer relief as COVID-19 deaths continue to soar


Authorities in Africa’s most populous country, which has 200 million people, plan to inoculate 40% of the population this year and another 30% in 2022.

Over 42 000 people have succumbed to the deadly COVID-19 within a year in South Africa. This as the country is eagerly waiting for the arrival of the 20 million doses of vaccines.

According to the University of Johannesburg and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) COVID Democracy Survey, two-thirds of adults are willing to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

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