Coronavirus: WHO slams ‘racist’ calls for Africa to be vaccine testing ground
08 April 2020 | 7:11 am
The World Health Organization chief angrily slams recent comments made by scientists, suggesting a vaccine for the new coronavirus should be tested in Africa, as "racist" and a hangover from the "colonial mentality". Also, Ivory Coast police on Monday clashed with protesters who had begun dismantling a half-built coronavirus testing centre, afraid that people using the facility would spread the epidemic through their district. And finally, children in Burkina Faso are being encouraged to watch TV as scho
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