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South Africa asks Serum Institute of India to take back 1 mln vaccine doses-report

PUBLISHED: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 02:48:21 GMT

Feb 16 (Reuters) – South Africa has asked the Serum Institute of India to take back 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine that the company had sent in early February, The Economic Times reported on Tuesday.

Last week, South Africa’s health minister said the government may sell doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine, after the country paused its rollout following a small clinical trial that showed it offered minimal protection against mild to moderate illness from the 501Y.V2 coronavirus variant dominant in the country. (Reporting by Ann Maria Shibu and Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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