Thu, 10 Jun 2021 - 07:04 GMT
Coronavirus - FILE
CAIRO - 10 June 2021: The Health Ministry said Wednesday night that 765 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in the country began to 270,292.
In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 34 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 15,471.
As many as 800 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 198,632 so far, the spokesman said.
The Egyptian Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA) signed with Sinovac in April two agreements that allow Egypt to locally manufacture the vaccine.
VACSERA will manufacture the final product using the ready-made product provided by Sinovac.
The first agreement is related to the transfer of technology required to manufacture the vaccine doses, a Cabinet statement read. Under the agreement, Sinovac will grant VACSERA a limited license to use the manufacturing technology.
VACSERA will manufacture the vaccine inside the company’s production facilities.
Egypt is expected to produce the first batch of Sinovac doses by June 15, said Zayed on Sunday.