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South Africa says vaccine rollout, essential healthcare disrupted by unrest

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South Africa says vaccine rollout, essential healthcare disrupted by unrest
South Africa says vaccine rollout, essential healthcare disrupted by unrest   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021
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JOHANNESBURG – 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.

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