COVID-19: South Africa halts rollout of AstraZeneca jab due to 'limited protection'

Watch: South Africa halts rollout of Oxford/AstraZeneca jab due to 'limited protection'

South Africa is suspending its rollout of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine after finding it offers limited protection against mild disease caused by the COVID-19 variant discovered there.

Scientists will advise on the best way to proceed, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said.

Mr Mkhize added that Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson jabs would be made available to healthcare workers.