Chinese coronavirus vaccine manufacturer Sinovac Biotech has offered to supply the government with 5-million doses of its CoronaVac shot, which could be provided within weeks, its local partner Numolux said.

Last week, health minister Zweli Mkhize said the government might miss its target of vaccinating 40-million people by the end of the year because of tight supplies, putting the country, which has the worst recorded Covid-19 caseload in Africa, at a greater risk of new waves of infections that lead to economically damaging lockdowns...

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