Tebogo Msimanga |
The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) announced on Saturday the authorization for emergency use access in South Africa of the CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Sinovac Life Sciences of China.
The Embassy of China in South Africa welcomed this important development in China-South Africa cooperation on COVID-19 vaccines.
The world is now still suffering greatly from COVID-19 and South Africa is facing the impact of the third wave of infections.
The Chinese Embassy in South Africa reiterated that it will actively follow through on the political commitment of President Xi Jinping on making Chinese COVID-19 vaccines a global public good.
“We will continue to fully assist and accommodate South African in a bid to ensure that the Chinese-made vaccines are delivered to South Africa as quickly as possible, so as to help the South African people to fight and to eventually defeat the virus.”
To date, the number of COVID19 cases in South Africa is 2 019 826. The number of new cases is 24 270.
In the last 24 hours, 303 people died of Coronavirus which brings the total number of deaths to 61 332 deaths Number of recoveries is 1 773 930 with a recovery rate of 87.8%.