Egypt’s PM urges accelerating efforts to vaccinate people belonging to education sector against COVID-19



Thu, 26 Aug 2021 - 10:58 GMT


Thu, 26 Aug 2021 - 10:58 GMT

FILE – Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly

FILE – Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly

CAIRO – 26 August 2021: Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly affirmed the necessity to accelerate the pace of vaccinating all those who belong to the school and university educational sector against coronavirus (COVID-19).

Madbouly said he is following up with the relevant ministers the efforts in this regard, a Cabinet statement read.

The prime minister affirmed that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has issued directives of the need to complete vaccinating this category before the new academic year.

Nader Saad, the Egyptian Cabinet spokesman, early this week said that coronavirus vaccination will be mandatory for everyone involved in the educational process in Egypt.

Saad added, during a telephone interview with Al Hayah Al Youm program, that the vaccination will be free of charge for all public and private university students, school students above 18 years old and teaching staff.

The Cabinet spokesman urged parents to encourage their students to receive the vaccine in order to avoid the panic that happens among them each new wave of the Coronavirus.

He noted that Egypt is still committed to the 18-year-old rule as a minimum limit for vaccination.

Saad stated that a decision will be issued by the Prime Minister to regulate the conditions of those who refuse to receive the vaccine.

He pointed out that compulsory vaccination has previously been applied to the tourism sector, with a positive impact on encouraging the return of foreign tourism.

Egypt is planning to provide coronavirus vaccine to workers, employees, teaching staff and everyone belonging to the educational sector ahead of the new school year.

So far, Egypt has officially reported 286,938 coronavirus cases and 16,691 deaths.



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