COVID-19 situation in Egypt under control, cases are few: Presidential health advisor



Tue, 18 Oct 2022 - 09:02 GMT


Tue, 18 Oct 2022 - 09:02 GMT

FILE - An Egyptian medical worker holds a coronavirus vaccine vial - UNICEF

FILE - An Egyptian medical worker holds a coronavirus vaccine vial - UNICEF

CAIRO – 18 October 2022: The coronavirus pandemic situation in Egypt is fully under control as the country has been recording very few cases over the past period, Presidential Advisor for Health Affairs Awad Tag El-Din said on Tuesday.

In TV remarks to Al-Hadath Al-Youm, Tag El-Din said the coronavirus cases in Egypt show mild symptoms that are similar to the symptoms of common cold.

The coronavirus still exists worldwide, Tag El-Din warned, noting that the world, however, is able to live with the pandemic by continuing vaccinating people.

On the other side, Tag El-Din affirmed the need to continue coronavirus vaccination in Egypt as the possibility of new waves cannot be ruled out.

Last month, Tag El-Din noted that COVID-19 deaths in Egypt reached zero and that the pandemic situation in the country has become very reassuring.

In televised statements, he noted that the current wave of the pandemic in Egypt is very weak and that the virus had become frail.

This comes while the country is working to vaccinate around 50 percent of its 104 million population.

Last month, Health Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said Egypt inoculated more than 78 percent of its target population with the two shots of the coronavirus vaccine.

Amid a drop in COVID-19 cases, Egypt has eased numerous domestic coronavirus-related restrictions imposed since March 2020. The country also lifted in June the coronavirus entry restrictions for all travelers.



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