South Africa: Nation Launches First COVID-19 Vaccine Trial, Eastern Cape Healthcare Buckles Under Pressure

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[Daily Maverick] On Tuesday, all eyes were on the Eastern Cape. Nelson Mandela Bay is expecting a surge in new infections just as it reaches capacity in most of its hospitals. Meanwhile, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize opened a new field hospital. Activists in the province have managed to distribute information about Covid-19 in isiXhosa to 200 villages via WhatsApp. The country's first clinical trial for a Covid-19 vaccine was launched, while Parliament was bustling with Q&A sessions.


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