Cairo International Airport received on Saturday 1,611,090 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine provided by the US government.
Egypt received 525,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, adding to tens of millions of doses the country has secured as part of its vaccination campaign.
Spokesman for the Ministry of Health Khaled Megahed said on Wednesday that Egypt will soon manufacture the US coronavirus vaccine Moderna.
The doses come as “part of our commitment to defeat the pandemic,” the embassy said in a tweet
The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has witnessed the signing of an agreement between the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) and Plug and Play, a worldwide leading company in enabling startups. The aim is to establish a strategic partnership to boost Egypt’s entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem.
German Ambassador to Cairo Frank Hartmann affirmed support to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s repetitive call for fair distribution of coronavirus vaccine doses.
Presidential Health Adviser Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din said on Thursday that Egypt has allocated $191 million to secure the coronavirus vaccine doses for citizens.
Zayed also affirmed Egypt’s readiness to provide coronavirus vaccine doses to the Lebanese people after Egypt achieves self-sufficiency in this regard, a statement by the Egyptian Health Ministry read.
The Health Ministry said 42 new coronavirus cases were detected on Thursday, upping the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in the country began to 284,170.
Egypt, besides receiving millions of coronavirus vaccine doses from abroad, has locally produced a million Chinese Sinovac doses as part of its vaccination campaign
In a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Zayed explained the quantities of the raw material set to be exported to Egypt to produce more Sinovac vaccine doses.
Half a million doses of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine will also arrive during June
VACSERA will manufacture the final product using the ready-made product provided by Sinovac.
Egypt's Foreign Minister noted that the unfairness of distribution made the pandemic be prolonged, calling for continuing the financial support to the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC).
The country started its vaccination campaign in January, providing vaccine so far to thousands of medical workers, people suffering from chronic diseases and elderly.
This comes as Health Minister Hala Zayed said Egypt is expected to receive 5 million AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine doses by the end of this month and another 3 million doses by May.
The ministry has allocated 40 centers in the governorates for citizens to get the vaccine, including the Nozha medical center, Al-Qattameya medical center and Al-Zohor medical center in Cairo.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli delivered the speech on behalf of President Sisi before a virtual meeting of the African Union (AU) Summit Bureau
The eligible citizens have to take two shots of the vaccine (21 days apart) at a cost of LE 200 (US$ 12.73) per shot.
Egypt has received 100,000 doses so far.