Egypt records 569 COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths on Thursday


Fri, 17 Sep 2021 - 07:47 GMT

FILE - A coronavirus test tube - Reuters

FILE - A coronavirus test tube - Reuters

CAIRO - 17 September 2021: Egypt recorded on Thursday 569 coronavirus infections, and 13 deaths as well as 477 recoveries at isolation hospitals. 

As such, the total figures became 295,051 infections, 16,921 deaths, and 248,425 recoveries.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli launched this week a campaign to encourage citizens to register on the Health Ministry's website to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

During his inspection of a pop-up vaccination bus to encourage citizens to get a COVID-19 jab, in presence of Health Minister Hala Zayed, Madbouli stressed the importance of receiving the vaccine to provide protection from infection or reduce the severity of COVID-19 symptoms.

The campaign is in line with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's directives to expand vaccine access, the health minister said.

She added that the campaign will be launched in Cairo, Giza and Alexandria governorates in the initial stage and will be launched later in other governorates.

The campaign will last for 10 days from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, Zayed said.

The health ministry allocated three open-topped and equipped buses that will tour each governorate, Zayed said, adding that each bus will include 30-strong healthcare staff. 



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