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Health Officials Say Egypt to Pass Third COVID-19 Wave Soon

Health Officials Say Egypt to Pass Third COVID-19 Wave Soon

Thursday, 10 June, 2021 - 08:45
The Egyptian cabinet session to discuss coronavirus repercussions. (Cabinet’s official Facebook page)

Egypt's Health officials said the country will pass the third wave of the coronavirus soon, citing a decline in virus-related deaths.

Adviser to the Egyptian Minister of Health Noha Assem expected the COVID-19 curve to flatten in the coming days.

She pointed to a recent 30 percent decline in the rate of infections, affirming that Egypt will overcome the third wave of the coronavirus soon.

On Wednesday Egypt recorded 773 new cases and 38 deaths, taking the infection tally in the country to 269,527 including 197,832 recoveries and 15,437 deaths.

For his part, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly affirmed following up on the availability of essential medical supplies, medicines, and oxygen.

He also said he was reviewing the vaccination process, including the arrival of vaccine shipments, in an attempt to vaccinate as many citizens as possible.

During a cabinet session on Wednesday, Madbouly announced the local production of the first jab of the “Sinovac” vaccine.

Also, Health Minister Hala Zayed said one million doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine would arrive in Cairo mid-next week.

She said over 2.5 million Sinopharm vaccines have been received by Cairo so far, in addition to over 2.6 million jabs of AstraZeneca.

She announced the opening of more COVID-19 vaccination centers across the country, including in universities, schools, airports, and ports. The service is also provided for people with inabilities, industrial areas, workers in the tourism sector, and in dialysis centers.

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