El-Sisi says Egypt to begin COVID-19 vaccinations on Sunday

El-Sisi says Egypt to begin COVID-19 vaccinations on Sunday
Registered pharmacist fills a dead volume syringe with the COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site in William Reid Apartments in Brooklyn, New York City, US, January 23, 2021. (Reuters)
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Updated 23 January 2021

El-Sisi says Egypt to begin COVID-19 vaccinations on Sunday

El-Sisi says Egypt to begin COVID-19 vaccinations on Sunday
  • Egypt received its first shipment of vaccines developed by Sinopharm in December
  • The country will get 40 million vials via the GAVI vaccine alliance for 20 million people

CAIRO: Egypt will begin coronavirus vaccinations on Sunday, beginning with medical staff, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said in recorded comments on Saturday.
On Friday, Egypt recorded 748 new cases and 52 deaths. However, health officials say the real number is likely far higher because of the relatively low rate of coronavirus testing and the exclusion of private test results.
Egypt received its first shipment of vaccines developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) in December.
Egypt will get 40 million vials via the GAVI vaccine alliance for 20 million people, or 20% of the 100 million population, its health minister said last week.