Zayed said Egypt has contracted with China’s Sinopharm to receive 20 million vaccine doses
The minister thanked the medical teams at Sohag hospitals for their efforts to offer better medical services for the patients during the pandemic.
Zayed embarked on a field tour on Sunday in several Upper Egypt governorates to inspect isolation.
At a press conference she held Thursday to review the developments of the epidemiological situation of the coronavirus in Egypt, Zayed urged citizens to drink more water during Ramadan.
Egypt has been provided with 1,586,800 shots of the COVID-19 vaccine as of December 2020 through March 31 via Sinopharm and AstraZeneca companies.
This comes as Health Minister Hala Zayed said Egypt is expected to receive 5 million AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine doses by the end of this month and another 3 million doses by May.
Zayed said AstraZeneca allows access to information about its vaccine and has transparency.
Speaking at the 43rd anniversary of the Egyptian Doctor’s Day, Zayed said doctors bravely sacrificed themselves to fight the pandemic, despite all hardships.
Egypt will receive four pre-equipped health units that are the first of its kind in the Middle East region, as part of the government’s plan to upgrade the health sector in Egypt.
Zayed thanked Abul Gheit for his permanent support for rendering the Arab Health Ministers Council's sessions successful, valuing the AL pivotal role in unifying the Arab stances.
Egypt’s Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed discussed, Monday, in a meeting with Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit means to continue extending medical support to Arab countries especially those suffering from economic problems as a result of COVID-19.
The number of daily vaccinated citizens with COVID-19 vaccine varies between 1,000 to 2,000 people, according to Noha Assem, adviser to the Egypt’s Minister of Health Hala Zayed.
Health Minister Hala Zayed said the ministry’s hospitals is set to receive 33 injured Sudanese people in succession.
Egypt’s government will start issuing certificate for those who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 as of next week, Health and Population Minister Hala Zayed revealed Wednesday.
The ministry has allocated 40 centers in the governorates for citizens to get the vaccine, including the Nozha medical center, Al-Qattameya medical center and Al-Zohor medical center in Cairo.
Egypt is to receive 300,000 doses of China’s Sinopharm vaccine as a gift from China to Cairo, later on Monday according to spokesperson of Ministry of Health Khaled Megahed.
52 coronavirus-linked deaths were registered over the past 24 hours, raising the overall death toll to 9,751 since the outset of the pandemic.
Egypt has started its vaccination campaign in January, starting with the medical teams at quarantine hospitals, for being on top of priority groups in terms of vaccination.
About 70 percent of deaths in Egypt are due to chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, stress and cancer according to the World Health Organization official, Randa Abul-Naga
Vaccinating the first doctor and nurse included in the Health Ministry’s anti-coronavirus campaign on Sunday, Egypt has started providing vaccines to medical workers in 40 quarantine hospitals nationwide.