‘Africa must vaccinate quickly because it’s not winning the ...


‘Africa must vaccinate quickly because it’s not winning the Covid battle’

As the fourth wave hits, millions of donated jabs have not arrived, with the continent down to 23% of what it had

Senior features writer

As the severe third wave of Covid-19 in Africa subsides, six countries have “unfortunately now entered a fourth wave of infections”, said Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Dr John Nkengasong, at his weekly update (https://africacdc.org/covid-19/) on Thursday. Algeria, Benin, Kenya, Mauritius, Somalia and Tunisia are now battling the next surge of cases.

“This is a virus that is ahead of us,” he said. “We are not winning the battle in Africa, let us be very clear ... we need to vaccinate quickly.”

By Thursday, 7,97-million Covid-19 cases and 201,296 deaths had been reported in Africa...

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