President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated the National Department of Health for reaching the 1-million Covid-19 vaccination milestone.

Ramaphosa delivered the Presidency’s budget vote in the National Assembly this week and said despite the initial delays that hit the country’s vaccinations strategy, millions more people should be vaccinated over the coming weeks.

He says one of the biggest priorities of the Presidency, this year, would be to defeat and overcome Covid-19.

Ramaphosa says cooperation between African countries has helped the continent fight Covid-19 more effectively.

He said during South Africa’s chairmanship of the African Union, a continent-wide Covid-19 strategy was immediately developed and implemented in response to the virus.

Read the full statement here.

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