President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved to assure South Africans about the country’s Covid-19 immunisation drive, saying output will be ramped up this week to try making up for millions of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) shots that have to be thrown out due to contamination.

Ramaphosa’s comments came hours after the medicines regulator, the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra), rejected 2-million doses that were in storage in the country and manufactured at a US production site that makes vaccine ingredients used by J&J contractors...

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