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Covid variants spread across Africa at a rapid rate as third wave ramps up

In light of this, Africa CDC director Dr John Nkengasong welcomes the G7 promise of at least a billion vaccines

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Covid-19 variants are spreading across Africa with the rise of the third wave and variants have been reported in about 50% of member states, said Africa CDC director Dr John Nkengasong on Thursday at his weekly briefing.

By Thursday, more than five million cases of Covid-19 had been reported in Africa and more than 136,000 deaths, (https://africacdc.org/covid-19/) as the continent gets hit by the third wave.

“The peak of wave three is normally higher than the peak of wave two — and is normally more severe than wave two in pandemics,” he warned, noting that Tunisia was experiencing its fourth wave...

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