Africa urges ‘act now’ to avert Indian COVID case spike
30 April 2021 | 1:41 pm
"What is happening in India cannot be ignored by our continent," urged the head of the Africa CDC. With vaccine supplies hampered, officials worry an India-like crisis could hit Africa's health systems.
Children have been out of school for over a year, raising worries about students falling behind. In India this month, some states have started allowing schools to reopen. But in Delhi, many are choosing to stay away, over fears of a third wave.
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