Umuthi wokuqala wokugoma we-Pfizer ufika eNingizimu Afrika

Arthur Greene

UMnyango wezeMpilo umemezele ukuthi imithamo eyizi-325,260 yomuthi wokugoma i-Pfizer izofika eNingizimu Afrika ngeSonto ebusuku.

UNgqongqoshe wezeMpilo uDkt uZweli Mkhize esitatimendeni uthe le lemithi izofika esikhumulweni sezindiza i-OR Tambo ngo-23: 45.

Ukusuka lapho, isitatimende besifundeka kanje, “yonke imithamo izothuthelwa endlini yokugcina impahla esenkabeni yedolobha kuqala. Amasampula azothunyelwa ku-National Control Laboratory ukuze aqinisekise ikhwalithi futhi, ngemuva kokukhishwa, izosatshalaliswa ezifundazweni.”

Ukulandela le mithamo, uMkhize uqhubeke wathi, eminye imithamo emithathu elinganayo izofika masonto onke ngenani eliphelele lemithamo engaphezu kwezigidi eziyi-1.3 ekupheleni kukaNhlaba

“Ngemuva kwalokho ukuhlinzekwa komuthi wokugoma kuzokwenyuka kube isilinganiso semithamo eyizi-636,480 masonto onke kusukela ngomhla zingama-31 kuNhlaba okuzokwenza ukuthi siqoqe imithamo ecishe ibe yizigidi ezingama-4.5 ngasekupheleni kukaNhlangulana.”

Esitatimendeni, uMkhize ubuye wakhuluma ngenqwaba yomuthi wokugoma i-Johnson & Johnson (i-J&J) okwamanje elindele ukukhishwa e-Aspen Plant e-Gqeberha.

Ukuthunyelwa kwemigomo kuye kwabambezeleka kwaze kwaba maphakathi noNhlaba, esho, “njengesinyathelo sokuqapha ukulandela imiphumela emibi” ngesikhathi kuhlolwa esikhungweni sase-US, esingomunye wabalingani abenza i-J & J.

Okwamanje, noma kunjalo, izwe lizoqhubeka nokukhishwa komuthi yokugoma i-J & J kubasebenzi bezempilo bezwe ngokusebenzisa i-Sisonke Protocol, kanye nemithamo engenayo yomuthi wokugoma i-Pfizer.

Esimemezelweni esehlukile ngoMgqibelo, uMkhize uveze ukuthi kuze kube manje sekunikezwe imishanguzo eyizi-318,670.