As South Africa’s vaccination drive suffered a huge dose-contamination setback just as the third wave of infections is gathering pace, parts of the world are readying to drop the mask.
In Germany, the health minister recommended ending the mask mandate for outdoor activities as infections recede, and in the US Apple plans to drop its mask requirement for vaccinated customers at many stores beginning next week. But in the boldest move, California announced the complete opening of its economy on June 15.
In the markets, oil hit a 32-month high as the roll-out of vaccines underpins an improved demand outlook in the US and Europe, reports Bloomberg.
Our hope is on Aspen Pharmacare which is set to begin the production of new J&J vaccines by mid-week, according to President Cyril Ramaphosa.
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