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African Union: Corona cases exceed five million, and 134 thousand deaths

John Nkengasong, director of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the African Union, welcomed the G7's announcement of their commitment to provide one billion doses of the Corona vaccine next year to developing countries.

He said - in a statement - "We hope that one billion doses will be just the beginning of the further introduction of the Corona vaccine... Africa is in urgent need of one billion and 500 million doses by 2022 in an effort to confront the pandemic."

On the other hand, the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the African Union confirmed today that member states have registered five million and 16 thousand confirmed infections, and 134 thousand and 300 deaths due to the emerging “Corona” virus.

In a statement, the "African Centers" recommended - in a statement - member states to continue strengthening operations to monitor "Corona" injuries, and to monitor syndromes such as influenza and acute respiratory infections, and to monitor rapid deaths, and genetic surveillance to monitor the mutation of the virus.

It is noteworthy that the "African Centers" supports all African countries to improve surveillance, emergency response and prevention of infectious diseases, including addressing the spread of epidemics and natural and human disasters, and also seeks to build capacity to reduce disease burdens on the continent.