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African nations are urged to tighten the noose on Covid-19


The director of the CDC’s Africa Centers for Disease Control, Dr. John Nkengasong, has called on member states to continue following the guidelines for controlling the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.

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Speaking in a weekly report on the situation in Africa, Dr Nkengasong said the situation in India could hit any country in Africa if the conditions for controlling the disease were not met.

He said the current situation in India was due to an outbreak of a new strain of the virus, which he said was more dangerous.

Dr. Nkengasong said the African vaccination committee would meet with COVAX program officials to discuss the issue of vaccine scarcity.

He called for a directive to seek guidance from the World Health Organization, WHO, before banning flights to or from areas listed as transmission centers.

He said a person who survived Covid-19, was not a threat to the country he was traveling to.

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