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Egypt: Huge Quantity of COVID Vaccine Doses Found Dumped in Wastewater Canal

Egypt: Huge Quantity of COVID Vaccine Doses Found Dumped in Wastewater Canal

Saturday, 9 October, 2021 - 06:30
Lab experts preparing COVID vaccine doses at Cairo factory (EPA)

A large number of COVID-19 vaccine doses were found dumped on a small wastewater canal in Egypt's Bani Mazar city, raising concerns among residents.


Minya Governor Major General Osama el-Qadi said an urgent investigation was launched into the incident, while three persons were being interrogated for their suspected involvement in the incident.


On Thursday, locals found the dumped vaccine doses in the village of Abshak, located in the Bani Mazar city, and they quickly informed the local authorities.


It is still not clear why the doses were dumped at the canal or whether they were expired at the time.


Eyewitnesses said they found AstraZeneca, Sinopharm and Sputnik vaccine doses scattered near the wastewater canal.


A medical source in Minya told Akhbar Al-Youm that more than 1,000 ampules of the vaccines were found.


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