The Egyptian Mint Authority will issue 10 million of 1-pound coins and five million of 50-piaster coins with a slogan of “Egypt’s Medical Staff,” the minister added.
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.
The Negila Hospital has been the first quarantine hospital in Cairo since the crisis started in Egypt in February.
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)