COVID-19 Vaccine: SAA flight departs for Belgium

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    An SAA flight fetching South Africa’s second batch of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines is in the air. It’s heading to Belgium and will bring back 80, 000 doses of hope.

    JOHANNESBURG – An SAA flight departed for Brussels, Belgium, to collect South Africa’s next batch of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine.

    An SAA flight has left for Brussels, Belgium, to fetch South Africa’s next batch of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. The plane finally took off on Wednesday #eNCA​ Courtesy #DStv403

    The plane finally took off on Wednesday.

    It had been scheduled to fly out on Sunday but was unable to due to risk measures not being up to global aviation standards.

    The batch of 80,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines is expected on Saturday.

    South African health authorities have discovered this vaccine is effective against the local variant of COVID-19.

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    Source:eNCA (https://www.enca.com/news/covid-19-vaccine-saa-flight-departs-belgium)