Africa CDC urges India to lift COVID vaccine export limits

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Africa CDC director says he wants to believe that India will lift export restrictions on COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible, warning that “India is not an island” while some African nations still have seen no shots at all. The African continent of 1.3 billion people doesn’t know when second doses of key vaccines will arrive, while India sees a resurgence in infections. India is a key vaccine supplier to the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative aiming to bring shots to some of the world’s poorest countries. Kenya says some local counties are hoarding first doses out of concern that second ones will come late.