South Africa, the hardest-hit country by the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa, has rolled out free transport to vaccination centers for persons above 50 years, who want to take the jabs.
The project is part o government efforts to ensure more of its population gets vaccinated against the deadly disease.
By Sunday, the country had reported 2,764,931 COVID-19 infections with 81,595 fatalities.
The caseload accounts for 35.69 percent of Africa’s total infections while the death toll accounts for 41.86 percent of the continent’s virus-related fatalities.
12,021,609 people have received at least one jab of the life-saving vaccines, representing about 20 percent of the country’s population.
Aside from the vaccination drive, the South African government has also rolled out some containment measures, including a ban on large public gatherings and the mandatory wearing of face masks in public spaces.