The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is worried about recent developments that the COVID-19 Delta variant that was first detected in India is spreading rapidly across Africa.

The organisation says rich countries are opening up societies and vaccinating young people who are not at great risk from COVID-19, while the poorest countries lack doses.

The World Health Organisation has condemned a global failure to assist poor countries with vaccinations.

This has led to a surge of positive cases in countries such as South Africa, Zambia, Uganda and the DRC.

The continent is working hard to procure the COVID-19 vaccines.

South Africa accounts for 35% of all COVID-19 cases in Africa, while Morocco accounts for 10%, Tunisia 7%, Egypt and Ethiopia account for 5%.

The WHO has raised concern with the situation in Africa, where new infections and deaths have jumped by nearly 40% last week compared to the previous week, as the Delta variant spreads globally.

In the video below, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expresses concerns: