Citizens register for receiving COVID-19 vaccine at a health kiosk in a metro station- press photo
CAIRO - 14 November 2021: The ِEgyptian Ministry of Health and Population allocated 97 health kiosks at Cairo metro and subway stations to help citizens register and have anti-coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines, the ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
The points started operation on Sunday a day before banning all non-vaccinated people from entering public institutions or universities nationwide.
The Ministry is establishing 14 vaccination centers, including 6 centers in the transit stations [Sadat, Al-Shuhada and Ataba), with two centers each. In addition to this, eight other centers in high-density stations: Shubra El-Kheima, Kolleyyet El-Zeraa, Rawd al-Faraj, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Saad Zagloul, Sayeda Zeinab, New Marg and Helwan.
The Ministry said on Saturday that 929 new coronavirus cases were detected over 24 hours, upping the total number of infections since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country to 343,026.
In a statement, the ministry added that 69 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 19,435.
As many as 543 patients were discharged from hospitals after receiving medical care, taking the number of recoveries to 286,891, the spokesman added.