South African firm Biovac partners with Pfizer and BioNTech to produce their vaccine in South Africa for distribution on the continent. It's a welcome deal for Africa, but pharmaceutical companies continue to oppose vaccine patent waivers which could vastly ramp up the pace of production. Also, Tunisia's military takes over running the Covid-19 response after the health minister is sacked and the country struggles with a spike in fatal infections that threatens to overwhelm hospitals.
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