Covid-19: African countries acquire over 38 million vaccines – Africa CDC

ADDIS ABABA, May 16 (NNN-AGENCIES) — African countries have acquired 38.03 million Covid-19 vaccines so far, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) disclosed. The Africa CDC, the specialised healthcare agency of the 55-member African Union, said 22.4 million Covid-19 doses have been administered, out of the over 38.03 million acquired by member states. This figure corresponds to a coverage rate of 1.48 per cent at the continental level, with 0.40 per cent of the population having received a full vaccine regimen, according to the Africa CDC.…

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Eight Palestinian children killed in the Gaza Strip last night

From Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa AMMAN, 15 May 2020 – “Eight Palestinian children were reported killed north of Gaza overnight, bringing to at least 40 the number of children killed there since 10 May. The age of these children ranges between six months to 17 years. Over half of them were under 10 years old. More than 1,000 people in Gaza are reported injured, some severely, including a high number of children. In Israel, two children, including a six-year-old, were killed since…

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