Govt Pays to Secure Covid-19 Vaccine for South Africa

South Africa has made a deposit of U.S.$19.6 million to Gavi - the Vaccine Alliance - to secure the country's entry into the COVAX facility. This down payment is 15% of what is needed to secure vaccines for 10% of the population; this equates to roughly 6 million people out of 57.78 million. As of 22 December 2020, the country has confirmed 940,212 of Covid-19 of which 25,246 proved fatal and 808,241 resulted in recoveries.


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