Egypt ranks fifth worldwide and first in the Middle East and North Africa in underreporting Covid-19 deaths, a new report by the World Bank has shown.
Egyptian Public Prosecution authorities ordered the immediate detaining of three men on Sunday 11 October pending investigations into their alleged mishandling of Sinopharm vaccine doses in Minya.
In a post on its official Facebook page on Sunday 26 September, the Egyptian Medical Syndicate mourned the death of a total of 600 Egyptian doctors since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A source at the Egyptian Ministry of Health has labelled the country’s vaccination system a failure, in an exclusive comment to The New Arab’s sister publication, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.
The the Ministry of Health and Population shared data saying COVID-19 cases in Egypt have jumped by 72.4% since the start of September.
Egypt is getting ready to open a large factory to produce coronavirus vaccines, at a time when the country is seeing a modest uptick in cases and inoculation rates remain low.
Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population announced that 318 new COVID-19 cases were recorded on Friday evening in addition to 11 cases of death, bringing the total number of cases to 289,353.
A senior Egyptian official said the mortality rate as a result of the new wave of COVID-19 is likely to increase after three weeks, after recording a significant rise in the number of infections.
The Egyptian Drug Authority has approved Egypt’s locally manufactured doses of Sinovac, Head of the Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA), Heba Waly, said.
Egypt has announced that doctors, government employees, teachers, university professors, admin workers and students above the age of 18 will get the coronavirus vaccine in September.