Egypt’s Ministry of health has allocated seven centers to treat genetic diseases, according to spokesperson of Ministry of Health Khaled Megahed.
One million doses of the vaccine were received at Cairo International Airport Tuesday evening from the Chinese company along with 3,000 liters of raw ingredients enough to manufacture 4.6 million doses
37 coronavirus-linked deaths were recorded over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide death toll to 17,224 since the outset of the pandemic.
Half a million doses of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine will also arrive during June
Egypt is now past the peak of the third wave, which has forced the country to close shops, cafes, restaurants and malls earlier for three weeks before it cancelled the decision this week.
Cairo has received the first batch of raw materials required for Egypt to locally produce two million doses of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine, the health ministry said.
Egypt will receive a total of 4.9 million coronavirus vaccine doses this month, Health Minister Hala Zayed said on Wednesday, amid Egypt’s suffering from a surge in coronavirus cases.
1.7 million doses of the AstraZenka vaccine will be received on May 9 from International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (Gavi).
The number of Egyptians who have been vaccinated against coronavirus in Egypt reached 525,000 citizens according to head of the preventive medicine sector at the Ministry of Health Alaa Eid.
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.
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 new shipment adds to 350,000 Sinopharm doses already imported by Egypt over the recent months, including 300,000 doses also as a gift.
Egypt is to receive 300,000 doses of China’s Sinopharm vaccine as a gift from China to Cairo, later on Monday according to spokesperson of Ministry of Health Khaled Megahed.
Egypt has already received three batches of the vaccine developed by China’s Sinopharm since December, the latest of which was yesterday.
As many as 471 patients were discharged from isolation hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking the number of recovered cases to 130,107 so far, the ministry added.
Egypt has approved the emergency use of Chinese sinopharm vaccine and the UK- AstraZeneca vaccine according to Minster of Health Hala Zayed.
Cabinet’s spokesman Nader Saad said Egypt is negotiating with the American Pfizer and the British-Swedish AstraZeneca to obtain batches of coronavirus vaccine.
Egypt’s Health Ministry is working on a strategy to organize the vaccination process for Egyptians which expected to start next week with doctors and Health workers.
Egypt’s head of the scientific committee to combat coronavirus affiliated with the Ministry of Health, Hussam Hosni, said Monday that they will start vaccinating doctors and medical workers starting next week.
The priority in distributing the vaccine will be given to the medical staff in isolation hospitals, as well as chest and fevers hospitals, she said.