Cairo International Airport received on Wednesday 3,688,500 doses of the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, Acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said.
The Japanese government announced, Friday that it will provide Egypt with AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines via COVAX.
Manufacturing in Egypt is part of AstraZeneca's commitment to support the local healthcare system and representative of its investment in the region, he stated.
Egypt’s Health Ministry said that 933 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases reported in the country since the beginning of the outbreak to 331,017.
37 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 17,695.
“The donation of vaccines to Egypt is an expression of solidarity with an important Polish partner in North Africa,” the statement said.
The Greek Ambassador expressed his country's readiness to continue supporting Egypt’s health sector.
German Ambassador Frank Hartmann stressed that "no country can overcome this challenge alone."
The shipment was given to Egypt in two batches on Friday and Saturday, said the Egyptian Ministry of Health Spokesperson Khaled Megahed in the statement.
A total of 13.4 million doses were administered to citizens so far.
These shipments of vaccines will be provided in travel vaccination centers, the ministry added.
13 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 16,860.
11 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 16,766.
Egypt’s Ministry of Health announced, Monday, that five different vaccines are now available in nearly 539 vaccine centers around the country against coronavirus.
Five patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 16,609.
Early 2021, Egypt received 2,623,200 shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine through COVAX, according to a statement issued by the United Nations (UN) on May 31, 2021.
The new shipment will be analyzed and then distributed to the vaccination centers nationwide, the statement said.
A shipment of 525,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine arrived, Tuesday at Cairo International Airport from the Romanian government to Egypt.
Egypt’s Health and Population Minister Hala Zayed announced, Wednesday finalizing all needed documents as a final step to receive the shipment of two Covid-19 vaccines [AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson], which will arrive in Egypt next week.
Seven patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 16,494.