WHO slams ‘racist’ calls for Africa to be vaccine testing ground

FRANCE 24 English

Apr 6, 2020

In tonight’s edition: The World Health Organization chief angrily slammed recent comments made by scientists suggesting a vaccine for the new coronavirus should be tested in Africa as “racist” and a hangover from the “colonial mentality”. Ivory Coast police on Monday clashed with protesters who had begun dismantling a half-builtcoronavirus testing centre, afraid that people using the facility would spread the epidemic through their district. And finally children in Burkina Faso are being encouraged to watch TV as school lessons are broadcast on the small screen.

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