Africa’s COVID vaccine campaigns hurt by India’s export ban

Al Jazeera

05-21-2021

Several African countries lack AstraZeneca vaccines to administer second doses after India bans exports due to crisis. Africa’s vaccination campaigns to battle COVID-19 are facing significant delays because of the export ban imposed by India as it grapples with a devastating resurgence of the disease, Africa’s top health official has said. But as a result of India’s ban on exports, those countries do not have AstraZeneca vaccines to give people their second doses. South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Ethiopia, and Egypt together account for about 60 percent of all infections recorded in the continent. Nkengasong said nine African countries have detected the variant that is now dominant in India.

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