An image depicting Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is seen on a bottle of sanitiser before a news conference, in Cairo 2020. REUTERS
CAIRO – 22 February 2021: Egypt has passed the peak of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic thanks to the precautionary measures that have been taken, said Mohamed Awad Tajuddin, Advisor to the President of the Republic for Health and Prevention Affairs on Monday.
In remarks to “On My Responsibility” talk show on Sada El Balad T.V., he added that the state has all possible scenarios in case of a third phase of the pandemic.
“Egypt is waiting for the arrival of 300,000 doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine,” he said.
Egyptian Ministry of Health Spokesperson said Egyptian senior citizens, people with chronic diseases, and oncology patients can register online to receive the vaccine, noting that vaccinations have been provided for citizens in the 27 governorates nationwide.
Earlier in February, Egypt has approved the emergency use of Chinese sinopharm vaccine and the UK- AstraZeneca vaccine according to Minster of Health Hala Zayed.
She added in statements to MBC privet channel, that the Ministry will start vaccinating the elderly along with people with chronic diseases against COVID, in mid-February.
Egypt received the first batch of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine (50,000 doses) on Sunday.