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WHO Chief praises South Africa’s work to make COVID vaccines

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – South Africa’s efforts to produce vaccines are key to helping the African continent become more self-sufficient in inoculations to combat COVID-19 and many other diseases, the visiting World Health Organization (WHO) chief said recently.

On his visit to Cape Town, WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus is viewing three facilities starting work to manufacture vaccines.

Tedros visited the Biomedical Research Institute at the Tygerberg campus of Stellenbosch University on Friday. He is also scheduled to visit Afrigen Biologics and Vaccines and the Biovac laboratories in Cape Town.

More details on Monday’s Borneo Bulletin