Egypt guards against entry of new virus strains

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  • Date: 01-Jul-2021
  • Source: Zawya
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Country: Egypt
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Egypt guards against entry of new virus strains

However, since the coronavirus crisis has yet to end, precautionary and preventive measures must be taken "with all available means," he added. The health official's comments come amid a push by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and the Egyptian government to step up the country's vaccination program. Under an agreement, Africa will receive 400 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine produced in South Africa, with Egypt getting 20 million doses, Taj El-Din said. The vaccines were due to be administered in September, but intense negotiations launched by Egypt mean the country will get the jabs from July. Taj El-Din said that only one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is needed and that its price has been reduced from $10 per dose to $7.50 following the talks. "We will need to be revaccinated against coronavirus after six months, nine months at the most. We are studying whether the revaccination will be done twice or only once," he said. Meanwhile, Hala Zayed, the health minister, described the local production of the first 300,000 doses of Egyptian-made Sinovac vaccine as "a great victory." Zayed said that two factories affiliated with the Egyptian Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines have

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