Daily COVID-19 vaccinations in SA still below government’s target

7 September 2021, 9:31 PM
The Health Ministry has released the latest coronavirus (COVI-19) vaccine data which shows the number of  COVID-19 vaccinations in South Africa is still way below the government's target of 30 000 per day.
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