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Morocco Bet Heavily on Chinese Vaccines But With Infections Now Surging, Will Those Jabs Hold Up Against Omicron?

File image of a A Moroccan health worker administering a dose of the Sinopharm vaccine for Covid-19 at a vaccination center. FADEL SENNA / AFP

COVID infections are once again rising fast in Morocco. The Health Ministry on Wednesday reported 9,355 cases and 13 deaths, the highest level in five months.

This is a huge disappointment for health authorities that were cautiously optimistic after infection rates from the delta variant fell sharply from late August through early January when Omicron began to spread quickly. 

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