WHO warns of Covid-19 spike in Africa

With slow Covid-19 vaccine rollouts and new variants making inroads, the risk of a new wave of infections in Africa remains high, the World Health Organization (WHO) Africa has warned.

WHO said Africa-bound Covid-19 vaccine doses from the Serum Institute of India have been delayed for the foreseeable future.

“The tragedy in India does not have to happen here in Africa, but we must all be on the highest possible alert,” Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa, said in a press briefing.

Covid-19 has killed more than 3.2 million people and infected over 156.4 million others globally.