Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Movies

COVID remains a threat due to low vaccination, says Africa CDC

The head of the Africa CDC was asked if he agreed with the WHO that the end of the COVD-19 pandemic was in sight.

The COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat in Africa given low vaccination rates, said the acting director of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).

“The virus continues to circulate and with low vaccination rates, the pandemic is still with us here on the continent,” Ahmed Ogwell Ouma told a news conference on Thursday.

He was responding to a question about whether he agreed with the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who said that the end of the COVID pandemic was now in sight.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“We have never been in a better position to end the pandemic,” the WHO chief told reporters at a virtual news conference on Wednesday. “We are not there yet, but the end is in sight.”

The Africa CDC director said just over 22 percent of Africa’s population was fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and his agency would continue to push to increase that number. “The levels of protection are still relatively low,” he told reporters.

African countries struggled to secure early supplies of COVID vaccines as wealthy nations stockpiled doses and, more recently, hesitation and logistical problems have made it difficult to inject into weapons.

Ouma said the Africa CDC was focusing on fully vaccinating as many people on the continent as possible, not acquiring new vaccines targeting specific variants like Omicron.

Hire Us For website setup, design, tech support or any type of online work. Send Email
Follow Us On Google News Google News
Follow Us On Facebook Facebook
Follow Us On Pinterest Pinterest
Follow Us On Tumblr Tumblr
Follow Us On Telegram Telegram
Follow Us On Linkedin LinkedIN
Download Free Games Download Free Games
See also  Exclusive to NDTV: Basavaraj Bhumai says BJP has given him a 'free hand'

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

fashion

daniel zuchnik Ask anyone in New York, Paris, London, Berlin, or even their hometown, and they’ll all tell you that leather jackets are a...

fashion

Courtesy In recent years, loungewear has become something of a style movement. We no longer exist under the mental construct that our favorite joggers...

fashion

Courtesy of Getty/Netflix/Disney/Universal For some of us, watching Christmas movies is as much a Christmas tradition as building gingerbread houses and placing presents under...

fashion

Yousra Attia With an endless list of invitations taking over your inbox, shopping for the best wedding guest dresses can be stressful. Between figuring...

fashion

Jerome Tisne Of all the nourishing products that do wonders for moisturizing your skin, don’t fall asleep on the power of body oil. Although...

fashion

fake images Reflecting on the spring/summer 2023 collections that were shown last September, one thing is certain, the ’80s are back and better than...

sports

The Northern Warriors have moved to fourth place in the Abu Dhabi T10 League points table after beating the Chennai Braves by 34 runs...

fashion

Calm down I can’t remember what life was like before the pimple patches, but I guess it was a never-ending cycle of popping, pinching,...

Advertisement