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COVID-19 Surges in Unvaccinated African Nations; Chile Locks Down Santiago Despite Vaccinations

HeadlineJun 15, 2021

COVID-19 infections are surging in at least 14 African nations, where confirmed cases rose by 26% in the first week of June. Just 0.6% of Africa’s 1.3 billion people are fully vaccinated.

Chile has ordered millions of residents of the capital Santiago back into lockdown as intensive care units near capacity. That’s despite South America’s most successful vaccination program, which has fully vaccinated nearly 60% of Chileans.

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