African Union secures 270 million vaccine doses

People walking past a billboard advertising ‘Mask up Lagos’ in Lagos, Nigeria. The total number of Covid-19 confirmed cases in Nigeria has surpassed the 100,000 mark with 1,358 deaths. – EPA pic, January 14, 2021.

THE African Union said yesterday it had secured 270 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine for the continent, in a deal that will benefit countries unable to finance their own immunisation campaigns.

Under the deal, the vaccines will be supplied by Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

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