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Coronavirus

Africa slammed by third wave as vaccinations languish under 2%

China, Russia and others step up to provide assistance

A Kenyan tour guide is vaccinated: The most recent rise in infections follows the first wave in the summer of 2020 and the second wave around the beginning of this year.   © Reuters

CAIRO/ISTANBUL -- A third wave of coronavirus cases has hit Africa as the highly contagious delta variant continues to spread, all at a time when less than 2% of the population has been fully vaccinated.

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