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COVID-19 in Egypt: 1,079 new cases, 34 deaths reported on Saturday

Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population on Saturday reported 1,101 new coronavirus cases, 26 deaths, and 924 recoveries.

A total of 398,879 cases have been reported in Egypt, with 22,123 deaths and 332,531 recoveries.

The ministry also announced receiving three million doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine in the early hours of Sunday morning, at Cairo International Airport, provided by the US.

The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Acting Minister of Health and Population, Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, said that the shipment came through COVAX mechanism, in cooperation with the International Alliance for Vaccines (GAVI).

This shipment comes within the state’s plan to diversify and expand the provision of coronavirus vaccines.

An official report from the Health Ministry stated by the end of December that Egypt has so far received 119.3 million doses of various coronavirus vaccines.

Egypt was able in a short time to provide all coronavirus vaccines, including Sinovac, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, Sputnik, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna, as part of the state’s plan to diversify and expand the provision of coronavirus vaccines.

The total consumed doses that have been used in vaccinations so far reached 55.7 million, acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said Wednesday, adding that there are about 64,335,246 doses available.

Vaccinations with the third booster dose began on December 21 in Egypt, he said.

The Ministry of Health and Population called on citizens to register on the ministry’s website to receive the vaccine, stressing that the state spares no effort in providing vaccines to citizens for free, through permanent cooperation with international organizations and bodies.

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