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J&J applies for emergency authorisation from South Africa for its COVID-19 vaccine

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa’s joint lead investigator for the Johnson & Johnson trial, Glenda Gray, said on Tuesday the country’s regulator was processing an application for the vaccine to be granted emergency authorisation against COVID-19.

Addressing a webinar on vaccines, Gray said they were in discussions with regulatory authorities to roll out the single-dose vaccine to health workers, after the government earlier this week halted the roll out of the AstraZeneca vaccine over efficacy concerns.

(This story corrects day to Tuesday, change to joint lead (not lead) in first paragraph)

(Reporting by Wendell Roelf and Promit Mukherjee)

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