African countries acquire close to 60m COVID-19 vaccines

African countries acquire close to 60m COVID-19 vaccines
COVID-19

African countries have acquired around 59.9 million COVID-19 vaccines so far, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).

The Africa CDC, the specialised healthcare agency of the African Union, said around 0.79 per cent of Africa’s population has received a full vaccine regimen.

Five countries, namely Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria, Ethiopia and South Africa have acquired and administered the most doses of the vaccines to their respective populations.

As of Thursday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa had reached 5,108,890, with 136,030 deaths and 4,558,435 recoveries, according to the agency.

South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Ethiopia and Egypt are the countries with the most cases in the continent, the Africa CDC said.