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Zimbabwe Approves J&J Vaccines as Covid-19 Cases Climb

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Zimbabwe approved the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for emergency use after previously blocking it, as the southern African nation struggles to contain a surge in Covid-19 cases.

The use of the drug is valid for 12 months or when the public health emergency ends, Richard Rukwata, acting director for the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe, said in a statement on Wednesday.