By Oleen Ndori
The number of Covid-19 cases on the African continent is now over 2.9 million, with an increase of more than 15 0000 cases on a daily basis.
The continent’s total death toll from reached 70 000 with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) saying the confirmed cases in Africa’s worst-hit country surpassed 1.1 million and 30 000 deaths.
Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, and Ethiopia are among the most-affected African countries.
With the pandemic continuing to spread, most countries in Africa are still searching for a vaccine to ensure that the most vulnerable receive inoculation.
On the globe, Latin America has registered more than 16 million confirmed Covid-19 cases and 500 thousand deaths with the region’s most affected countries, including Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, tightening control measures while accelerating coronavirus vaccination.
The United Kingdom has also approved the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine for use, the third to be given the green light by the country’s medicines regulators.
The country’s Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said in a statement the Moderna vaccine met strict standards of safety, efficacy and quality set by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Meanwhile, the European Union says it has acquired enough vaccines for the entire bloc in a bid to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.