Egypt Inoculates 14 Million Citizens against COVID-19

By Cairo - Asharq Al-Awsat
The minister of higher education during a visit to Ain Shams University on Saturday, October 10, 2021. (Egyptian government’s Facebook page)

Health authorities in Egypt announced that they have so far vaccinated 14 million citizens against COVID-19.

Dr. Mohamed Awad Taj El-Din, adviser to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for health affairs, said 31 million doses available in the country.

“Large quantities of the Chinese vaccine have been manufactured locally,” he noted, adding there is abundance in raw materials.

Egypt is currently grappling with the fourth wave of the pandemic, Taj El-Din said urging people to continue to respect preventive measures, including maintaining social distancing and wearing masks.

The Health Ministry has recorded 310,745 coronavirus infections so far, including 262,043 recoveries and 17,619 deaths.

Meanwhile, the new academic year at schools and universities began on Saturday, amid strict measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

School administrations urged students to adhere to the health measures and ensure full in-person attendance for the entire year.

A health committee was assigned to each school to make sure that students, faculty and staff respect health precautions, such as mask wearing and social distancing.

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