#UnrestSA: Vaccines stolen and over 90 pharmacies destroyed as violence continues

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Looting in Ndofaya in Soweto.
Looting in Ndofaya in Soweto.
PHOTO: Gallo Images/Papi Morake

Healthcare has been badly affected by the violent unrest of the past few days, with reports of vaccines allegedly stolen from a Covid-19 vaccination site in Durban.  

During the unrest that has mostly taken hold in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, pharmacies have not been spared.  

Jackie Maimin, Independent Community Pharmacy Association CEO and pharmacist, told News24 that more 20 pharmacies had been attacked and looted by Monday night.

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