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COVID-19: Morocco among the five African countries having reached the global vaccination targets – UN




Morocco is among five African countries that have reached the United Nations goal of vaccinating 10% of the population against COVID-19 by the end of September and 40% by the end of 2021.

According to the 2022 World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report, released in New York on Thursday, most African countries have vaccinated less than 5% of their population, falling short of the vaccination targets set by the World Health Organization. health (WHO). Only five countries on the continent have achieved these goals, namely Morocco, Cape Verde, Mauritius, Seychelles and Tunisia, the report reveals.

According to the WHO, vaccination rates remain low in Africa. Only 102 million people, or 7.5% of the population, are fully immunized.

More than 80% of Africans have yet to receive a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

In early December, the UN agency reported an 83% increase in new COVID-19 cases in Africa, fueled by the Delta and Omicron variants.

Based on a new assessment of the pandemic it carried out, the WHO noted that further waves could form as updated forecasts warn that the continent may not reach 70 vaccination coverage. % before August 2024.

The number of Africans vaccinated against Covid-19 must climb to 34 million people per week, from 6 million currently, if the least vaccinated continent is to reach the WHO target of 70% of its population fully covered. here the middle of the year.