Covid-19: Third wave sweeps across Africa amid vaccine shortage

Covid curfew Nairobi

Members of the public, wearing masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19, queue for public transport home at the Kencom bus terminus in the Nairobi central business district, ahead of the curfew hour, on April 7, 2021.

Photo credit: Dennis Onsongo | Nation Media Group

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  • On Wednesday, rights watchdog Amnesty International said southern Africa was experiencing a deadly wave and called on leaders and donors to intervene.

More than 20 countries in Africa are reporting a surge of Covid-19 cases, amid a third wave of infections and new variants of the coronavirus, according to data collated from government records this month.

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