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Egypt Confirms Availability of Coronavirus Medicines

Egypt Confirms Availability of Coronavirus Medicines

Tuesday, 26 January, 2021 - 07:00
People are seen, amid the coronavirus outbreak, in Cairo, Egypt January 5, 2021. (Reuters)

The Egyptian government stressed on Monday the availability of medicines to treat the coronavirus at public hospitals throughout the country as it endures a second wave of the outbreak.

The strategic stock of these drugs is “reassuring and safe”, it said.

Egypt announced 669 more COVID-19 infections on Monday, taking the total count to some 162,00 since the pandemic started last year. It has confirmed around 127,000 recoveries and 9,012 deaths.

According to the cabinet's press office, there is continuous follow-up to ensure the availability of coronavirus medicines in hospitals. Any additional supplies are coordinated with the Egyptian Authority for Unified Procurement.

The needs of the local market for medical products to treat the virus have been secured through constant follow-up of the latest developments in the global drug market and analysis of local needs, it said in a statement.

It also confirmed coordination with various pharmaceutical companies operating in the local market, in order to ensure the storage of raw material and products required for the treatment.

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