The spokesperson for the Ministry of Health Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar announced on Sunday that the ministry is working on a multi-stage plan confront the ‘omicron’ coronavirus strain.
Egypt’s Health Ministry said 919 new coronavirus cases were detected on Thursday, upping the total number of infections since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country to 360,435.
Acting Egyptian Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar announced some measures to confront the new coronavirus variant.
A third booster shot of coronavirus vaccine will be administered to the elderly and medical teams as well as groups who are most at rick of infection with the virus, Health Ministry Spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said on Wednesday.
The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar announced on Monday that all university students will be required to be vaccinated in order to attend exams at the end of the current academic year’s first semester.
On Wednesday, Egypt recorded the highest death toll from the coronavirus infection since mid-July 2020; exceeding 70 cases a day for the first time since then.
New law on pandemics, epidemics grants govt powers to regulate private healthcare costs, introduces penalties for publishing false information about health affairs
A new law will grant the government exceptional powers to respond to pandemics and epidemics, which are set to include prison sentences for charges of publishing false information about health affairs.
The first phase of the clinical trial of an Egyptian-made vaccine produced with raw materials at the National Research Center started Sunday, announced Ministry of Health spokesperson Hossam Abdel Ghaffar.
Some 630 medical personnel have died as a result of the coronavirus in Egypt, the Egyptian Medical Syndicate announced yesterday.
Egypt is still at the height of the fourth wave of the coronavirus, Khaled Megahed, the official spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, said, pointing out the stability of the current epidemiological situation.