In the statement made by the South African Health Products Regulatory Board (SAHPRA), it was stated that based on the data of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it was decided to stop the distribution of 2 million doses of vaccines, which were determined not to follow the necessary safety protocols during their production.
In the statement, it was emphasized that the health of South Africans will not be allowed to be jeopardized in any way.
A 300,000 dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine, approved by the FDA and meeting the requirements, is expected to arrive in South Africa in the near future.
In South Africa, the COVID-19 test result of 9,320 people in the last 24 hours was positive, and the total number of cases increased to 1 million 739 thousand 425.
In the last 24 hours, 114 people died in the country due to COVID-19, and the total number of deaths due to the virus increased to 57,706.