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Geneva  —  SA and India argued in favour of a waiver of intellectual property (IP) rights on Covid-19 drugs and vaccines at a closed-door meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Tuesday but opponents showed little sign of budging, trade sources said.

Proponents of the temporary waiver as the pandemic continues to rage say that IP rules are hindering the urgent scale-up of Covid-19 vaccine production amid growing criticism of the inequitable distribution of shots...

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