Chairman of Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Clinical Center Csaba Lengyel shows a vial of the Sinopharm coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at the University in Szeged, Hungary. Tibor Rosta/MTI/MTVA/Handout via Reuters
CAIRO – 7 March 2021: Egypt will receive 8 million doses of anti-coronavirus vaccines within the next few weeks, stated that Advisor to the President of the Republic for Health Affairs Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din on Saturday in a press conference.
Egypt has already received nearly 400,000 doses of anti-Coronavirus vaccines including Chinese Sinopharm and British AstraZeneca vaccines.
Egypt’s Health Minister Hala Zayed said on March 5, that 1,141 citizens have received the first coronavirus vaccine dose on Thursday, the first day of the vaccination campaign targeting the elderly and those suffering from chronic diseases.
The ministry has allocated 40 centers in the governorates for citizens to get the vaccine, including the Nozha medical center, Al-Qattameya medical center, and Al-Zohor medical center in Cairo.
The Health Ministry announced in a Friday statement that 579 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases to 185,334.