Africa, Ill-Equipped and Without Vaccines, Grapples With a Deadlier Covid-19 Surge
JOHANNESBURG—In Nigeria’s largest city, some public hospitals have run out of oxygen amid a coronavirus resurgence, forcing doctors to make life-or-death decisions. In Zimbabwe’s capital, scores of public-sector health-care workers are falling ill. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, power outages are hobbling the treatment of record numbers of Covid-19 patients in some hospitals.
Africa, largely spared the high Covid-19 death toll of the rich world last year, is facing a bigger and more lethal wave of the virus.