Less than 3.5 % of Africans vaccinated against COVID

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Less than 3.5% of Africans are vaccinated against COVID-19, far short of its official target of 60%, John Nkengasong, director of Africa’s Centers for Disease Control, said.

World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at the same briefing that the continent was being “left behind by the rest of the world” and that this would allow the coronavirus to keep circulating.

Photo: A man from Ghana wearing a surgical mask walks through a market in Accra, Ghana. EPA-EFE/CHRISTIAN THOMPSON