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COVID vaccines

Africa's vaccination push hampered by India export curbs

China presses vaccine diplomacy as slow supplies stymie continent's recovery

CAIRO -- India's export restrictions on coronavirus vaccines have complicated vaccination efforts in Africa, where many countries had relied on Indian-made shots distributed by a WHO-backed network for access.

With most countries on the continent not expected to achieve widespread vaccination until 2023 or later, recent setbacks loom heavily over Africa's economic recovery from COVID-19, as well as global efforts to bring the pandemic under control.

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