Australia on Monday moved to reassure its citizens over the efficacy of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine after South Africa suspended use of the shot because data showed it offered limited protection against a new strain of the virus.
Durban businessman Thoshan Panday and his co-accused in the R 47 million corruption case linked to police tenders during the 2010 FIFA World Cup are expected to appear in the High Court in Durban on Monday morning.
Secretary of the North West Legislature, Oageng Mosiane, has confirmed that the Democratic Alliance and Freedom Front Plus in the province, have tabled motions of no confidence in the Speaker of the Provincial Legislature, Susan Dantjie, and her Deputy, Viola Motsumi.
The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) says it warned the Gauteng government about the possible dangers of storing COVID-19 personal protective equipment at the AngloGold Ashanti hospital in Carltonville, west of Johannesburg.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said Sunday that scientists needed to complete further studies on the efficacy of the jabs on the SA variant, and therefore, the roll out of the AstraZeneca shots has been placed on hold.
Professor of Vaccinology at Wits University, Shabir Madhi, says the vaccine trial done by his team in South Africa could not give proof of the vaccine’s full efficacy against the variant of COVID-19 discovered in the country.