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80% of Africans ready to accept Covid-19 vaccine as infections rise

The Africa CDC says this is encouraging because in the developed world only 40% to 60% are open to it

Senior features writer

New Covid-19 infections jumped again in African countries, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo (13%) and Kenya (24%), this past week and there was a 9% average increase in new cases on the continent, Africa CDC director Dr John Nkengasong said on Thursday.

The number of coronavirus infections hit a landmark two million cases on the continent this week, amounting to about 3.6% of those reported globally. The death rate has been fairly stable and by November 15, 48,000 people had died.

The trends among Africa’s most populous countries over the past week are increases in the DRC, Kenya, Egypt (15%), Nigeria 8% and SA (6%). Ethiopia reported an 11% decrease...

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