Covid lull in most of Africa, but only 5,8% of people fully ...


Africa must raise disease threat at COP26

Covid lull in most of Africa, but only 5,8% of people fully vaccinated

And there’s another pressing issue - the threat of the continent running out of vaccines commodities such as syringes

Senior features writer

Covid-19 infections and deaths are falling in most African countries, but the virus is taking a deadly toll in others, such as Nigeria, which has been hit by an average 66% increase in deaths, and Egypt, where fatalities have risen 36% in the past month.

By Thursday, 8,48-million people had been infected by Covid-19 on the continent, with 218,803 deaths reported, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention ( (CDC).

Africa CDC director Dr John Nkengasong said on Thursday: “Covid-19 cases are now coming down slowly and steadily, but I would not be surprised in the next two to three months if they are back up ... vaccinations (must) be accelerated.”..

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