SANDF - South African National Defense Force have been seriously slammed for importing Covid-19 drugs into the country unlawfully. However, according to eNCA, the military Ombudsman in Johannesburg said he won't be investigating the Defense Department's import of drugs because the auditor genera is still probing the matter and he will allow him to conclude his probe. It was reported that the SANDF imported more than R250 million worth of Heberon (a Covid-19 drug) from Cuba but without obtaining the required
The South African Health Product Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has authorized any use of Sinovac, a Chinese-made immunization, in the country. The health regulating body made the announcement on Saturday in some kind of a communiqué. The CoronaVac COVID-19 immunization, made by Sinovac Life Sciences Co as well as supplied by Curanto Pharma (Pty) Ltd, has been authorized by the Sahpra, according to the announcement.
South Africa rejects Russian Sputnik vaccine over HIV fears A statement from the South African Health Product Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) stated that the use of the Sputnik V vaccine in South Africa, where HIV prevalence and incidence are extremely high, "may increase the risk of vaccinated males contracting HIV."
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize Mkhize has hinted that the country may move to level 1 in a few days. Mkhize said this is due to the declining number of Covid-19 infections in South Africa. During a radio interview, Mkhize said the worst months are over, but also warned that caution must be exercised to avoid another surge in infections. Mkhize confirmed that President Cyril Ramaphosa will indicate the direction of the country in the coming days. South Africa currently sits with a cumulative total of 640,441
The South African Health Product Regulatory Authority(Sahpra) has lifted the suspension of Johnson& Johnson vaccine but they have some few conditions that have to be met first. This comes after the Johnson& Johnson vaccine roll out was paused last week due to some reported cases of possible blood clots. The United state has reported that 6 people who have received the Johnson&Johnson vaccine experienced the side effects of bood clots. Sahpra said it had engaged with the J&J’s Sisonke phase 3B implementation
JOHANNESBURG - According to the ewn news, the Minister of health Zweli Mkhize recently announced that one million doses of corona virus vaccine will distributed to citizens before the end of January. This happens after a high number of Covid-19 cases was reported few weeks ago. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced lockdown restrictions last year whereby South African's had no choice but to celebrate new year's eve in their house. The Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize further mentioned that the vaccine is coming