South Africa has received its first batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines.
The one million doses will be given to healthcare workers who have been battling the virus in the continent’s worst-hit country but no date has been set for the start of the roll-out.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Monday evening give a national address in which he is expected to give an update on the fight against the pandemic.
Many also expect him to respond to calls to ease some of the lockdown restrictions which have been criticised by businesses.
The president’s Twitter account live-streamed the arrival of the vaccines at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.