Only 2% of global COVID-19 vaccines administered in Africa: WHO

A measly two per cent of the global 5.7 billion COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Africa, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

WHO Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, made this revelation at a press conference on COVID-19 and vaccine equity in Africa.

Home to more than 1.2 billion people, Mr Ghebreyesus said so far, just two countries in Africa have reached the 40 per cent target, the lowest of any region.

The UN agency is urging every country to vaccinate at least 40 per cent of its population by the end of 2021. WHO hopes to help ensure that…

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