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sapsNews24 reports that after a week's delay, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) police have kick-started their Covid-19 vaccination drive.

According to police spokesperson Colonel Athlenda Mathe, 800 officers and support staff were vaccinated in the province on Tuesday. The police launched its vaccination drive on 5 July when Police Minister Bheki Cele and national commissioner Khehla Sitole received their jab alongside other officers at Orlando Stadium in Gauteng. But vaccinations, including the launch of the police's drive in KZN, came to a halt last week due to widespread riots across the province. Police officers were deployed to various areas to disperse scores of people who were looting and vandalising property. KZN police said they would open 11 sites to vaccinate about 30,000 personnel, including reservists, security guards, and interns. National units, which were deployed to KZN due to the unrest, will also be vaccinated in the province. KZN deputy police commissioner Major-General Phindile Radebe was the first to be vaccinated. Mathe reported that 42,216 police personnel nationally had been vaccinated as of Tuesday evening.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Sesona Ngqakamba at News24

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