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The recorded totals mentioned here are current as of 10:37 GMT on 13 May 2021.
- Africa has confirmed 4,646,787 cases of COVID-19 (data sourced from Johns Hopkins University).
- Health authorities in Africa are worried that a confluence of factors including a stalled vaccination drive, weak health infrastructure and emerging variants could lead to a situation similar to the one emerging in India.
Paul Biya cancels official National Day celebrations
Cameroonian President Paul Biya has cancelled official National Day celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kenya confirms 15 more cases of Indian COVID-19 variant
Kenya has on Wednesday confirmed 15 more Indian COVID-19 variant cases, Ministry of Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashid Aman said.
Mozambique seeks approvals for COVID vaccine trials
Mozambique is in the process of obtaining approvals to take part in clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant women.
Uganda’s COVID-19 lockdown likely to be fully lifted in 2022
Uganda’s COVID-19 lockdown is likely to be fully lifted in 2022 once at least 4.8 million people have been fully vaccinated.