If approved, the production will be carried out by VACSERA.
Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala al-Said made the statement in a press conference Tuesday.
UNICEF and Japan signed Sunday memoranda of understanding (MoUs) to launch the project.
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population Hossam Abdel Ghaffar made the statement Sunday.
Spokesperson of the Egyptian Presidency Bassam Rady revealed to press Tuesday the topics President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will focus on in his speech Thursday.
As per the decision, the PCR tests for Egyptians will be EGP 650 instead of EGP 900, while a PCR test for foreigners will cost EGP 750 instead of EGP 1,200.
In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said 48 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 22,683.
Sisi made the remarks in a meeting with Presidential Advisor for Health and Prevention Affairs Dr. Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din.
Abdel Ghaffar pointed out that the third dose does not have to be of the same vaccine as the first two.
The recovery rate from the coronavirus (COVID-19) at Egyptian isolation hospitals has reached 83.3 percent.
In a related context, the minister highlighted the number of vaccinated citizens.
The consignment arrived at Cairo International Airport on Saturday evening being the second of its kind in less than a week.
The UN official also lauded the eagerness of parents to vaccinate their children.
Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research is holding Sunday a press conference to mark the launch of those clinical trials.
Egypt’s Cabinet spokesperson, Ambassador Nader Saad, said Tuesday that Egypt has up to 34 million doses of coronavirus vaccine.
They will be vaccinated with Pfizer doses.
Tag el-Din added that those included Chinese vaccines, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson.
Egyptian Ambassador to Budapest Mohamed al-Shenawy attended the shipping process of the doses Tuesday.
Tag el-Din added that the fourth wave in Egypt has not ended yet, noting it is still not so bad, which has allowed schools to operate normally.
That is in addition to 780 recoveries at isolation hospitals.