Zayed said Egypt has contracted with China’s Sinopharm to receive 20 million vaccine doses
As many as 439 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 161,470 so far, the spokesman said.
There are directives issued by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to expand the program of administering vaccines across the republic to curb the spread of COVID-19, said Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli.
Egypt has detectd 823 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, upping the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in the country began to 212,130.
Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed visited Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority Osama Rabie Tuesday.
The ministry eyes offering vaccination for workers in the tourism sector in the next period.
As many as 322 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 155,016 so far, the spokesman said.
This comes as part of 40 million doses set to reach Egypt in succession through COVAX
The World Health Organization (WHO) sent international experts to the assess the performance of the VACSERA factories in order for these factories to start manufacturing the vaccine and send it to African countries.
A total of 30,000 persons have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Egypt so far, and the Ministry of Health targets to reach 250,000 persons during the current week.
The new shipment adds to 350,000 Sinopharm doses already imported by Egypt over the recent months, including 300,000 doses also as a gift.
Health Minister Hala Zayed said Egypt is expected to receive 5 million AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine doses by the end of this month and another 3 million doses by May.
Egyptian senior citizens, aged above 40 years old, started registering for anti-Coronavirus vaccine online last Sunday.
Those are aged above 40 and/or suffer from chronic diseases.
He added that China supports more Chinese companies to invest in Egypt, build infrastructure and technology sciences, and upgrade the level of partnership between China and Egypt.
The national campaign to vaccinate elderly people and those with chronic diseases against Coronavirus pandemic kicked off Thursday.
Some 15,704 non-Egyptian children residing in the country have been given the polio vaccine as part of a three-day nationwide campaign to administer the vaccination, according to a Health Ministry statement Wednesday.
A session titled "Recovering Stronger, Rebuilding Better: Pathways for a More Secure, Resilient, and Prosperous Africa" was held.
She added that Egypt has passed the peak of the second wave of the infection, noting that the situation in Egypt is better than in other countries.
A vaccine shipment – consisting of 300,000 doses - granted by China to Egypt arrived to Cairo International Airport early on Tuesday.