Egypt produces one million doses of coronavirus vaccine so far

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said that Egypt has produced one million doses of coronavirus vaccines thus far.

The state has turned to local manufacture of vaccines in order not to be at the mercy of global production.

Following Madbouly’s tour in the factory of the Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (Vacsera), he added that is enough raw materials to enable Egypt to produce 600,000 doses per day.

A country-wide partial lockdown aimed at curbing cases that has been in place since May 6 ended on Tuesday.

All restaurants, cafés, shops, and malls can now resume normal business hours and stay open later than the previously enforced nine pm curfew.

Doctors and officials continue to warn the public to abide by coronavirus precautionary measures and push for vaccination, stating that social distancing is just as important as wearing a mask.

The ministry reported in mid-May that it has vaccinated 1.3 million people since its campaign began on January 24, and over five million have registered on the ministry’s website for the jab.

Egypt is currently using China’s Sinopharm vaccine and the UK’s AstraOxford vaccine, and it has plans to soon begin locally manufacturing China’s Sinovac vaccine and Russia’s Sputnik-V.

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