South Africa says vaccine rollout, essential healthcare disrupted by unrest

PUBLISHED: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 13:53:45 GMT
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JOHANNESBURG, July 13 (Reuters) – South Africa’s health department said on Tuesday that violent protests had disrupted the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and essential healthcare services like the collection of chronic medication by tuberculosis, HIV and diabetes patients.

The department said in a statement that it was temporarily closing some vaccination sites, adding that anyone with a inoculation scheduled in an area affected by ongoing unrest was advised to defer their vaccination.

(Reporting by Alexander Winning Editing by Promit Mukherjee)

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