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AstraZeneca can't sell Covid-19 vaccines in SA, despite government claims of being in talks for months

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An illustration picture shows vials with Covid-19 vaccine stickers attached and syringes with the logo of British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca on November 17, 2020.
An illustration picture shows vials with Covid-19 vaccine stickers attached and syringes with the logo of British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca on November 17, 2020.
PHOTO: Justin Tallis/AFP

Global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has confirmed it does not hold the rights to sell its Covid-19 vaccine, the cheapest on the market approved by global regulators, in South Africa.

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