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Covid-19: Latest batch of vaccines set to go directly to EC as health minister says SA may have enough

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South Africa has received the first delivery of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the O R Tambo International Airport in Gauteng. (Elmond Jiyane, GCIS)
South Africa has received the first delivery of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the O R Tambo International Airport in Gauteng. (Elmond Jiyane, GCIS)

The news: As healthcare workers prepare to be vaccinated, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the country has procured enough doses to inoculate the majority of the population against Covid-19.  

What we know: On Tuesday, 80 000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Covid-19 vaccine arrived from Belgium. It will be administered to healthcare workers. 

The plan: Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday afternoon, Mkhize said an additional 500 000 doses of the J&J vaccine are expected to arrive over the next four weeks.

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