• A new COVID-19 treatment called molnupiravir got regulatory approval in South Africa but it won’t be rolled out by the government.
  • Scientific experts in the country have advised that the pills would be too impractical to roll out on the ground.
  • Buying a medication is a decision made by the national health department, which has voted against the tablets because they come with too many conditions.

  • Read the full script here.
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Dylan Bush is Bhekisisa's production and multimedia manager.

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Aisha Abdool Karim was a senior health reporter at Bhekisisa from 2020 to 2022.