Why South Africa is struggling to contain Covid-19 despite elaborate plans

A healthcare worker looks away as she receives a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against the COVID-19 coronavirus at the Klerksdorp Hospital on February 18, 2021.

Photo credit: Phill Magakoe | AFP

When the AstraZeneca vaccine was delivered at the end of January 2021, South Africa distinguished itself as one of the first African countries to roll out an immunisation programme against Covid-19.

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