The government’s plan to scale up coronavirus vaccinations to reach 250,000 people a day by the end of this week has been dealt a huge setback by the violence, which forced inoculation sites to remain closed for the second day throughout KwaZulu-Natal and in parts of Gauteng.

The vaccine drive also slowed in other provinces as Discovery and Momentum closed sites nationwide over safety concerns. It is the latest in a series of blows that have battered SA’s inoculation programme, which was finally picking up pace after getting off to a slower-than-anticipated start in mid-May...

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