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African health expert says it’s time to manage, not contain COVID-19

Dr. John Nkengasong

The days of trying to contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Africa are over now that the virus is “everywhere,” says John Nkengasong of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Africa CDC Director, Dr. John Nkengasong Nkengasong’s comments are coming just as the continent’s cumulative caseload passed 10 million, a sign that it made no more ...

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Coronavirus infections approach 10m mark in Africa

Dr. John Nkengasong

Africa is approaching 10 million coronavirus infections as the pandemic goes into its fifth wave in certain countries on the continent. Africa CDC Director, Dr. John Nkengasong John Nkengasong of the African Union’s health body said on Thursday, January 6, 2022. “We might be tired of the virus, but the virus is not tired,” the director of the Africa Centres ...

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Omicron infections confirmed in 22 African nations

Dr. John Nkengasong

Data from the African Union (AU) on Thursday, December 23, 2021 shows that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly across the African continent. Africa CDC Director, Dr. John Nkengasong “As of Thursday, 22 countries have reported the presence of the Omicron variant. We can see clearly: the Omicron is spreading very quickly,” said John Nkengasong of the ...

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Africa’s COVID-19 cases exceed 9.15m – Africa CDC

Dr. John Nkengasong

The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 9,155,691 cases. Africa CDC Director, Dr. John Nkengasong The specialised healthcare agency of the African Union (AU) said the death toll across the continent stands at 225,967 and some 8,329,481 patients have recovered from the disease so far. South ...

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Continent not winning against ‘brutal’ COVID-19 pandemic – Africa CDC

Dr. John Nkengasong

Africa CDC director, John Nkengasong, on Thursday, June 24, 2021 said Africa is not winning its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as a third virus wave sweeps the continent. Africa CDC Director, Dr. John Nkengasong Nkengasong, during a weekly online briefing, said African countries are still struggling to access enough vaccines for their populations. He said he was more worried ...

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Two-third of Africans willing to receive COVID-19 vaccine – Survey

Covid-19 Vaccine

Two-third of Africans interviewed have expressed their willingness to accept the COVID-19 vaccines, says the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Africa CDC disclosed this in a statement from its Addis Ababa, ...

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Vaccines to be delivered to 20 countries from next week – Africa CDC

Dr. John Nkengasong

The distribution of the coronavirus vaccine across the African continent is to begin next week, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Africa CDC Director, Dr. John Nkengasong Africa CDC chief, John Nkengasong, said doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine would be distributed to around 20 countries and that health-care workers would ...

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WHO, Africa CDC to deliver 900m doses of COVID-19 vaccines in 2021

Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) through COVAX facility and Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) are expected to deliver close to 900 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa by 2021. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, disclosed this at WHO first online press briefing for 2021 ...

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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 3.1m – Africa CDC

Dr. John Nkengasong

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,107,979 as of Wednesday, January 13, 2021, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. Africa CDC Director, Dr. John Nkengasong According to the continental disease control and prevention agency’s Africa COVID-19 dashboard, the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 74,444 as of Wednesday ...

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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 3m – Africa CDC

Dr. John Nkengasong

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent has reached 3,021,769 as of Sunday morning, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. Africa CDC Director, Dr. John Nkengasong According to the continental disease control and prevention agency’s Africa COVID-19 dashboard, the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 72,121. A total of 2,450,492 ...

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