October 21, 2021

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Third wave threatens “worst” in Africa, WHO warns

The regional office of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Thursday, June 24 that a third wave of Govt-19 cases is spreading rapidly in Africa and is hitting hard on a continent facing a vaccine shortage.

In Africa, “The third wave increases in speed, spreads faster, and strikes harderSaid Dr. Matshidiso Moetti, Regional Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Africa. “With the rapidly increasing number of cases and reports of serious illnesses, the latest wave threatens to get worse in AfricaHe warned during a virtual press conference.

According to the WHO, Govt-19 cases have increased for five consecutive weeks since the start of the third wave on May 3, 2021. As of June 20 (the 48th day since the start of the third wave), Africa has registered about 474,000 new cases, a 21% increase from the first 48 days of the second wave. “At current infection rates, the current outbreak is expected to overtake the previous one in early July“, WHO worries.

Indian variation has been reported in 14 African countries

UN According to the organization, the epidemic is re-emerging in twelve African countries. The combination of factors including poor compliance with public health practices, significant social interaction and the spread of variations triggers this new pollution.

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda, approximately 77% and 97% of cases, respectively, are related to the delta (Indian) variant. The variant, first identified in India, has been reported in 14 African countries, according to the World Health Organization.

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The rise of Govt-19 in Africa will only come if the vaccine shortage continues on the continent. “More than 1% of the African population is fully immunized“, According to Who.”Vaccine shortage already prolongs the pain of Govit-19 in Africa»,We need international unityTo deal with the infection, Dr. Moyati insisted. In many African countries, distrust against anti-Govt vaccines is strong.