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Argentina has become the first Latin American country to approve the Russian vaccine, the Sputnik V.
Argentina’s health ministry said on Wednesday that it has given ‘emergency’ authorisation of the Russian vaccine, which is due to arrive on Thursday with 25m doses.
In South Africa, the current rate of coronavirus infections is expected to soon surpass the record set during the first wave of the virus earlier this year, the health ministry warned.
Positive cases have increased by 14,046, increasing the total infection number to 954,258. The positivity rate is at 26%, double the average rate of infection seen before December when the virus showed signs of decline.