South Africa ramps up vaccine drive as continent marks ‘most dire pandemic week’
New coronavirus infections in South Africa have risen to record levels in recent days, part of a rapid rise across the continent.
To fight the new wave, South Africa has reimposed several restrictions, including shutting restaurants and bars and limiting alcohol sales – and its vaccination drive is finding its feet after several stumbles.
But even as the campaign gathers pace, experts say it is too late to reduce the deadly impact of the current spike.
Instead, South Africa is now rushing to…