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Africa accounts for 36% of reported cases of Omicron, WHO official says

FILE PHOTO: COVID-19 pandemic in Abidjan

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Africa accounts for 36% of reported cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 globally, Richard Mihigo, coordinator of the World Health Organisation’s Immunisation and Vaccine Development Programme for Africa, told an online briefing on Thursday.

(Reporting by Ayenat Mersie, writing by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Jason Neely)

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