FILE- Students at Fayoum University orchestrated a rally on Thursday, December 7, 2019 – Press Photo
CAIRO - 2 October 2021: Students who will not receive the COVID-19 vaccine will not enter campuses or dormitories, said spokesperson for the Ministry of Higher Education Adel Abdel Ghaffar in media remarks to “Hasad El Isboa” talk show on Extra News on Friday evening.
A total of 100 health centers began to receive academic students to be administered against the virus nationwide, he added, saying “the new academic year will be fully attended by students and professors, as it was before the coronavirus [pandemic], and students who did not receive the vaccine will not enter the university campus."
Egypt started last week receiving students of university and high institutes to be vaccinated against coronavirus ahead of the new academic year scheduled to begin on 9 October. This includes public, private, non-profit and Al-Azhar universities.
The Ministry of Health announced on Friday that 745 new coronavirus cases were registered, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 305,269.
In a statement, Health Ministry Spokesman Khaled Megahed said 36 coronavirus-linked deaths were recorded over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide death toll to 17,367 since the outset of the pandemic.
As many as 822 cases were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving the necessary medical care, pushing the total number of recovered cases in the country to 257,708, the spokesman added.