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South Africa gets first batch of Covid-19 vaccines

South Africa, the most affected country by the coronavirus pandemic on the African continent, has received its first batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines.

The one million doses will be given to healthcare workers who have been battling the virus in the continent’s worst-hit country but no date has been set for the start of the roll-out.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Monday evening give a national address in which he is expected to give an update on the fight against the pandemic.

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Many also expect him to respond to calls to ease some of the lockdown restrictions which have been criticised by businesses.

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