Egypt’s government to launch new app to verify receiving Covid-19 vaccine



Mon, 18 Oct 2021 - 08:51 GMT


Mon, 18 Oct 2021 - 08:51 GMT


CAIRO – 18 October 2021: Egypt’s Cabinet spokesperson Nader Saad said that the government is about to launch new application to verify receiving the two doses of coronavirus vaccine without the need to have the certificate.

He added in television statements that there are three different ways to prove receiving covid-19 vaccine; the first is to have the vaccination card, the second is to register online after receiving the two doses and get a verification certificate that the citizen received the doses according to the procedures.

And the third way will be through the application which is expected to be launched during this month after conducting negotiations between Egypt’s Ministry of Communications, Google and Apple companies to make the application available via their stores.

This application expected to make it a lot easier to citizens to prove receiving Covid-19 doses through their QR codes.

Egypt’s Cabinet agreed, Sunday to allocate LE 1 billion to confront covid-19 pandemic in the country.

During a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli and attended by several ministers and officials, it was explained that non-vaccinated civil employees will not be allowed to enter their workplaces after Nov. 15. According to the higher committee for the management of the coronavirus crisis.

The Cabinet added that non-vaccinated civil employees will have to undergo PCR tests every week or they will be prohibited from entering their workplaces.

The committee decided that no citizens will be allowed to enter any state-run buildings unless they are vaccinated starting from Dec. 1.

The decision also included that mosques' bathrooms will be reopened for prayers with the adoption of preventive measures.

The premier reaffirmed the need to offer vaccines for all citizens nationwide.

The Cabinet spokesperson Nader Saad also added in statements that all governmental services will be linked to the provision of the vaccine certificate.

He added in a television statement, that starting from December, students will not be allowed to enter any university unless they receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Presidential Adviser for Health Affairs Awad Tag Eddin said that 18 million citizens have been vaccinated against Covid-19 so far.

Speaking to On E TV channel, he reiterated on Saturday that the manufacturing of some 60 million doses of anti-coronavirus vaccines is set to be completed by late October.

He pointed out that 40 million citizens will be vaccinated against Covid-19 by the end of this year. The third dose of the vaccine will start with medical cadres, the elderly and people with chronic diseases under the directives of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi

The presidential adviser praised the high turnout of citizens to receive the jab at a total of 1,200 vaccination centers. He added that the vaccination of students will start with university students, then the vaccination of other students under 18 will be considered.






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