The number of coronavirus cases has dropped by 50 percent within a month, including those self-quarantining in homes, Health Minister Hala Zayed said.
Egypt has negotiated with a number of companies developing vaccines, adding that vaccines of Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca will soon be approved in Egypt.
Coronavirus vaccine doses will be provided to the medical staff at quarantine hospitals starting Sunday, January 24, official sources at the Health Ministry told Egypt Today.
Cairo University President Mohamed Othman El Khesht approved the appointment of 129 resident doctors at university hospitals for one renewable year.
As many as 350 coronavirus cases among doctors have been reported, while the Egyptian Medical Syndicate has called on the government to meet some of the demands related to safety and health of the medical teams inside hospitals.
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The investigation has been launched upon President Sisi’s directives.
As yet, the number of doctors who died from the COVID-19 reached 19 physicians, while the number of the infected doctors registered more than 350.
This makes him the ninth doctor to die from the novel virus in the northeastern African country.
Professional syndicates monitor infection cases and deaths among medical teams or the “White army” as known in the media, in a bid to protect them.
"Professor of Neurosurgery at Al-Azhar University Mahmoud el-Hindawy died of coronavirus," announced Secretary General of Medical Syndicate Ehab el-Tahir.
The Negila Hospital has been the first quarantine hospital in Cairo since the crisis started in Egypt in February.
The Egyptian Medical Syndicate mourned the death of cardiologist Ashraf Adly, who died from the virus in Aswan hospital, Upper Egypt.
The number of infections among the medical staff members in Egypt is likely to increase.
This came during the council's monthly meeting that was held for the first time via the internet, in order to discuss the measures taken by the government to combat the spread of the virus.
Nurses wearing protective suits, prepare a patient with coronavirus to be transferred to Masih Daneshvari Hospital in Tehran. Iran’s 2,987 new coronavirus cases brought the total to 47,593. (West Asia News Agency/Reuters)
The authority said that the decision came as part of directives of Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat in support of Egypt’s doctors, who represent the first line of defense against the novel virus.
The first batch of Egyptian family doctors picked to be trained on the new health insurance system in London left Cairo on Saturday.
Egyptian doctors applying for the Egyptian board training took a unified online test to determine their level, which is applied for the first time in Egypt.
Cuban doctors began to return home after criticism by Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro prompted Cuba's government to sever a cooperation agreement.