Vaccine registration for people over the age of 60 opens on Friday as part of preparations for the second phase of the vaccine rollout.
The country is expecting 30 million Pfizer doses, with the first batch expected to arrive in May.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine trial is still on hold. Meanwhile, the country has recorded 1,372 new cases.
#COVID19 Statistics in SA as at 15 April.
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The health department said 73 more people died, pushing the death toll to 53,571. The recovery rate is at 95 percent with just over 21,000 active cases.
In other news – Heartbreaking: Dream of 15-year-old Lufuno Mavhunga who committed suicide revealed
The mood was sombre in Tshirenzheni Village near Siloam just outside Makhado, Limpopo, yesterday as family and friends paid tribute to Lufuno Mavhunga.
The 15-year-old committed suicide soon after a video of her being attacked by a fellow pupil went viral on social media on Monday, 12 April. Learn more
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