Tue, 29 Jun 2021 - 10:37 GMT
Egypt's Health Minister Hala Zayed speaks during a news conference announcing the details of a vaccination campaign against the coronavirus disease outbreak, December 23, 2020.REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
CAIRO - 29 June 2020: The Health Ministry said Monday night that 376 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in the country began to 280,770.
In a statement, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 33 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 16,125.
As many as 430 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 210,482 so far, the spokesman said.
Egypt aims at becoming a regional hub for COVID-19 vaccines’ manufacturing whether for the African continent or for any other countries per president Abdel Fattah al Sisi directives.
Presidential Adviser for Health and Prevention Affairs Mohamed Awad Tag El Din said in statements, that Covid-19 crises has proven the necessity of having technical capabilities for providing supplies, medicines and vaccines whenever needed.
“It is important to have medical companies with international specifications capable of providing the necessary vaccines, in order not to face any crises in providing vaccines for citizens” Tag El Din added.