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CAIRO - 13 January 2022: Egypt received, on Thursday morning, a shipment of one million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from Argentina on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, announced Acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar in a statement.
The shipment will be subject to the necessary tests in the laboratories of the Egyptian Medicines Authority, to ensure the safety and effectiveness of vaccines before being distributed to the vaccination centers nationwide, the statement said.
“Egypt was able in a short time to provide all the anti-Coronavirus vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) , including Sinovac, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, Sputnik, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna, as part of the state's plan for diversity and expansion in providing Coronavirus vaccines.
On January 8, 2022, Egypt has received the third shipment of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (one million doses) via COVAX in cooperation with GAVI Alliance (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation).
On December 31, 2021, Egypt received a shipment of 347,460 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine via the COVAX Facility.
The Health Ministry said, on Wednesday, that 948 new coronavirus infections were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases reported in Egypt since the beginning of the outbreak to 395,688.
In a statement, the spokesman said 28 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 22,042.
As many as 845 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 329,802 so far, the spokesman said.