President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is the president of South Africa has spoken with Bill Gate over covid-19 vaccine to be tested in Africa, Ramaphosa announced on twitter.
Africans aren’t impressed with the vaccine being tested in Africa. They believe Italy and other countries with high infections should be used. Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o have also slammed the idea that Africa should be used as the testing place.
“It is totally inconceivable we keep on cautioning this, Africa is not a testing lab,” Drogba twitted.
President Ramaphosa posted a video of the Daily Show host Trevor Noah with over talks of the vaccine.
In the Video, Gate said,
“For developing countries, it’s far harder and so these measures actually stop it from getting to the large part of the population, in places like India and Nigeria. I was talking to President Ramaphosa today, who is not only president of South Africa, he’s also the head of African Union. He is a very strong voice there, encouraging African countries to act quickly when the number of cases is still fairly low, which is true throughout sub-Saharan Africa right now.”
“The @GatesFoundation has supported our health needs for many years. They have offered assistance with innovative mass-based testing kits and research. I spoke to @BillGates and he commended the swift and decisive action South Africa has taken on #COVID19,” reads Ramaphosa’s tweet.
#COVID19 | The President has urged government and society at large to build on the tremendous impetus provided by the need to respond to the coronavirus pandemic to rethink how governments, businesses and communities function and relate to each other. https://t.co/Ni8yBMCOuw pic.twitter.com/RD87AcAGof
— Presidency | South Africa 🇿🇦 (@PresidencyZA) April 4, 2020