The World Health Organisation, WHO, has warned that Africa is in danger of being left behind in COVID-19 vaccination as prices spike due to competition in other regions.

Matshidiso Moeti, the agency’s Regional Director for Africa, gave the warning during a briefing on Thursday.

Moeti stated that Guinea was the only low-income country on the continent to have received doses, with only 25 people vaccinated so far, while Seychelles is the only country on the continent where a national Covid-19 vaccination campaign has started.

She said the story was different in wealthier continents where the vaccines had been administered in 50 nations so far.