February 22nd – According to the data released by the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 22nd, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Africa has reached 3830,631, and the total number of deaths is 101,350.
Some countries continue to promote vaccination, and in some countries, the number of confirmed cases has increased after school resumption.
According to the data, the countries currently in Africa that currently rank among the top confirmed cases include South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Ethiopia.
Among them, South Africa reported the largest cumulative number of confirmed cases and deaths, reaching 1,503,796 and 49,053 respectively.
According to Zimbabwean media on the 22nd, vaccination centers across the country have received the coronavirus vaccine assisted by the Chinese government and produced by the State Pharmaceutical Group, and have been fully promoted from the 22nd.
The report said that the Chinese-assisted coronavirus vaccine arrived in Harare, the capital of the country, in the early morning of the 15th, which was the first batch of coronavirus vaccines obtained by the southern African country.
After receiving the distributed vaccines in 10 provinces across the country from the 17th to the 19th, they were quickly distributed to grassroots vaccination centers. Before the vaccine arrived, the relevant medical staff had been trained.
According to the vaccination plan, the first batch of vaccines will be given priority to front-line medical staff and high-risk facilities such as airports.
Senegal’s Minister of Health and Social Action, Sal, said in an exclusive interview published in the country’s newspaper The Sun on the 22nd that the vaccination process to be launched nationwide on the 23rd is currently only for front-line medical staff, people over 60 years old and vulnerable people with weak health foundations, and the government will strive to 2022 Previously, vaccines were provided to all Senegalese who were willing to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.
Saar also said that Senegal is waiting for the arrival of 1.3 million doses of vaccine obtained through the Coronavirus Vaccine Implementation Plan (COVAX) and is also in contact with the Russian government to obtain the “satellite V” coronavirus vaccine.
Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health, Marace Manałda, said in response to netizens’ messages on the 21st that the government has made plans to protect the population with a coronavirus vaccine if necessary.
But the Cameroonian government has not yet decided which coronavirus vaccine to choose, and the government continues to support traditional medical treatments.
All schools in Malawi reopened on the 22nd due to the decline in the number of coronavirus cases and the improvement of the epidemic situation in the past two weeks.
With the resumption of schools in some African countries, the number of confirmed cases in schools has increased. Namibia reported 259 new confirmed cases on the 22nd, of which 141 came from schools across the country.
Esther Moinyange, deputy minister of Namibia’s Ministry of Health and Social Services, said on the 22nd that due to the surge in cluster infections in schools, some parts of Namibia are currently conducting large-scale virus testing for students and faculty.
She said the Department of Health and the Department of Education are working with school administration to determine the best option for completing the test.