Saudi king receives 1st dose of coronavirus vaccine

Sat, 09 Jan 2021 - 10:51 GMT

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received Friday the first dose of Coronavirus vaccine, the country's official news agency reported.

El-Sisi assigns national Tahya Misr fund to help provide coronavirus vaccines to priority groups

Sat, 02 Jan 2021 - 07:17 GMT

Sisi urged officials to look for the best offers of the most effective vaccines developed by the international companies.

Dar al Iftaa: Coronavirus vaccine can be used should its porcine substance be transformed

Sat, 26 Dec 2020 - 11:25 GMT

Egypt’s Dar al Iftaa said it is not forbidden according to the Islamic Sharia to use the coronavirus vaccine, which is said to contain a porcine substance, as long as this substance has been transformed into another new one.

Egypt to receive 20M anti-COVID-19 vaccine doses early in 2021 through COVAX Facility

Sun, 20 Dec 2020 - 10:49 GMT

That will be in the first quarter of 2021.

British grandma is first in world to get Pfizer vaccine outside trial

Tue, 08 Dec 2020 - 10:52 GMT

Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old grandmother, on Tuesday became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Producing COVID-19 vaccine locally part of Egypt's plan: Health Min

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 - 02:24 GMT

The Ministry of Health and Population said that the ministry plans to start a new production line to manufacture COVID19 vaccine it’s proven effective.

Egypt’s recovery rates of COVID-19 hit 89.7%

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 - 02:24 GMT

Ministry of Health announced that the recovery rates from Coronavirus pandemic at isolation hospitals hit 89.7 percent.

20% of Egypt's anti-COVID-19 vaccine needs to be met by Pfizer

Tue, 10 Nov 2020 - 12:19 GMT

The Ministry of Health and Population made the announcement Tuesday.

Hopes rise for end of pandemic as Pfizer says vaccine is 90% effective

Mon, 09 Nov 2020 - 07:36 GMT

Manufacturing is already under way. Pfizer said they expect to supply globally up to 50m vaccine doses in 2020 and up to 1.3bn doses in 2021.

Egyptian production line ready to produce Chinese anti-COVID-19 vaccine: minister

Mon, 02 Nov 2020 - 11:26 GMT

The minister noted that a team from the World Health Organization (WHO) evaluated the line, and indicated it is ready to start production.

Egyptian volunteers in COVID-19 vaccine trials show mild side effects

Sun, 25 Oct 2020 - 02:13 GMT

The volunteers received the second and last dose 21 days after getting the first one in September when the ministry made the call.

Egypt's Health Minister calls for free Covid-19 vaccine for low-income states, says medical staff to be prioritized

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 - 12:59 GMT

Minister of Health Hala Zayed has called on the World Health Organization to provide Covid-19 vaccines for free once proven effective for low-income countries and reasonable prices for medium-income countries.

Egypt’s COVID-19 recovery rate records to 93.2%

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 - 03:12 GMT

The Ministry said on Wednesday that 124 new coronavirus cases were detected,

Egypt may record no coronavirus related deaths soon: presidential advisor

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 - 01:22 GMT

Awad expected that coronavirus vaccines will be produced through October or November.

In one week: 642 apply to volunteer in COVID-19 vaccines tests in Egypt, 332 admitted

Sun, 20 Sep 2020 - 07:51 GMT

The volunteer would be injected with the first dosage and monitored for 21 days. If no side effects appear, they get the second dosage.

Egypt’s 1st clinical trial for COVID-19 vaccine shows ‘promising results’: Ministry

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 - 03:31 GMT

"The ultimate goal behind the volunteer participation in these clinical trials is “science and humanity.”

Egypt begins tests of 2 COVID-19 vaccines on 15K volunteers

Sat, 12 Sep 2020 - 10:52 GMT

The volunteers who are all aged above 18 will be injected with two doses.

WHO says widespread coronavirus vaccinations are not expected until mid-2021

Fri, 04 Sep 2020 - 04:01 GMT

None of the candidate vaccines in advanced clinical trials so far has demonstrated a "clear signal" of efficacy at the level of at least 50% sought by the WHO.

Egypt’s Vacsera, Chinese company to sign anti-COVID-19 vaccine agreement in Sept.

Wed, 26 Aug 2020 - 01:41 GMT

Minister of Health Hala Zayed announced Wednesday during the Cabinet meeting that a cooperation agreement will be signed next month with one of the Chinese companies to manufacture coronavirus vaccine.

Russia studying exporting COVID-19 vaccine to Egypt, other African states

Fri, 21 Aug 2020 - 10:21 GMT

Moscow is expected to export the Russian vaccine in November or December after covering all of Russia in October.