So far, the State of Palestine has reported 565,656 coronavirus infections and over 5,000 related deaths.
In a Cabinet meeting, Abdel Ghaffar noted that 500,000 booster vaccine shots have been administered in Egypt to priority groups.
A third booster shot of coronavirus vaccine will be administered to the elderly and medical teams as well as groups who are most at rick of infection with the virus, Health Ministry Spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said on Wednesday.
Cairo International Airport received on Wednesday 3,688,500 doses of the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, Acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said.
The Egyptian Drug Authority (EDA) announced on Sunday the start of clinical trials for the first Egyptian-made coronavirus vaccine Covi Vacc.
Egypt has received 73 million doses of eight different coronavirus vaccines, Health Ministry Spokesman Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar said on Monday.
Schools in Egypt will not receive the BioNTech/Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine due to storage conditions, Health Ministry Spokesman Khaled Megahed said on Wednesday.
Egypt officially introduced on Wednesday Egypt Health Passport, an app on Google Play that allows citizens to prove they were vaccinated against coronavirus before traveling abroad.
Egypt’s Cabinet spokesperson, Ambassador Nader Saad, said Tuesday that Egypt has up to 34 million doses of coronavirus vaccine.
Cairo International Airport received on Saturday 1,611,090 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine provided by the US government.
Egypt received 525,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, adding to tens of millions of doses the country has secured as part of its vaccination campaign.
Spokesman for the Ministry of Health Khaled Megahed said on Wednesday that Egypt will soon manufacture the US coronavirus vaccine Moderna.
The doses come as “part of our commitment to defeat the pandemic,” the embassy said in a tweet
The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has witnessed the signing of an agreement between the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) and Plug and Play, a worldwide leading company in enabling startups. The aim is to establish a strategic partnership to boost Egypt’s entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem.
German Ambassador to Cairo Frank Hartmann affirmed support to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s repetitive call for fair distribution of coronavirus vaccine doses.
Presidential Health Adviser Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din said on Thursday that Egypt has allocated $191 million to secure the coronavirus vaccine doses for citizens.
Zayed also affirmed Egypt’s readiness to provide coronavirus vaccine doses to the Lebanese people after Egypt achieves self-sufficiency in this regard, a statement by the Egyptian Health Ministry read.
The Health Ministry said 42 new coronavirus cases were detected on Thursday, upping the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in the country began to 284,170.
Egypt, besides receiving millions of coronavirus vaccine doses from abroad, has locally produced a million Chinese Sinovac doses as part of its vaccination campaign
In a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Zayed explained the quantities of the raw material set to be exported to Egypt to produce more Sinovac vaccine doses.