Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population, said in press statements that acquiring the anti-COVID vaccination is the most important tool in preventing the virus globally, adding that all vaccinations are safe.
The spokesperson appealed to citizens to adhere to the necessary precautionary measures to avoid the spread of the Coronavirus.
The Ministry of Health is set to announce soon the statistics of infections with the Omicron mutant, especially that Omicron is the currently prevailing mutant in Egypt.
Omicron cases that need hospitalization or intensive care units "remain at safe rates", the minister said.
The Health Ministry said Monday that 723 new coronavirus infections were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases reported in Egypt since the beginning of the outbreak to 387,882.
Surging Covid-19 infections and winter storms stalled America’s return to work on Monday, stranding airline passengers and leaving many offices, trading floors, schools and colleges empty after the Christmas and New Year break.
Egypt has a pre-prepared plan to deal with the Omicron mutant. “No worries about Omicron, he said, adding that Isolation and health hospitals are fully prepared for any changes that may occur due to Omicron.
Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry announced fostering the coronavirus preventive measures to face the coronavirus and the new variants.
National flag carrier EgyptAir announced the resumption of its direct flights with Toronto as of next Tuesday after Canada announced lifting travel ban 10 African states, including Egypt.
Based on the results of the genome sequencing tests for passengers coming to Egypt, three cases of Omicron cases were detected among 26 passengers infected with COVID-19.
All preventive measures announced by the Egyptian Ministry of Health will be applied to passengers coming from South Africa to Egypt, the company added.
The Swiss government announced on Friday canceling the quarantine requirement for arrivals in Switzerland from Egypt, the UK, Malawi, the Netherlands, and the Czech Republic.
The decision was issued as part of the procedures taken by the authorities in France to contain the spread of Covid-19. The decision will be effective on the 4th of December, 2021.
Covid-19 vaccines, masks, and social distancing are still the main tools against the new coronavirus varient, Omicron, the spokesperson of the World Health Organization told Nile News T.V. channel on Thursday.
The decision was announced after Canada had barred the entry of people arriving from Egypt, in light of the precautionary measures taken to confront the spread of the mutated Omicron.
Flag carrier EgyptAir announced suspending flight to Johannesburg, South Africa, after the World Health Organization classed the new coronavirus variant that emerged in southern Africa as “of concern”.
A new coronavirus variant named “Omicron” was discovered by South African health authorities, and has prompted many countries to react rapidly to its spread, with some banning travel with some southern African states, including Egypt.