Regional immunisation programmes in the Middle East and North Africa pick up pace as vaccine supplies are secured amid the advance of the delta variant
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> Mena has more than 10 million Covid-19 cases
> New priorities for the post-Covid workspace
> Iran renews restrictions as fifth wave feared
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*=Four-week case rate per million people, as of 12 July 2021
Algeria / 292*
Vaccine stockpile grows as 1.6 million doses of Sinovac jab are shipped from China.
Bahrain / 5,168*
Timeline to administer booster shots is advanced to one month after the second dose for specific cases.
Egypt / 99*
Cairo is to receive 2 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech jab and further shipments of materials in order to produce Sinovac locally.
Iran / 4,140*
Emergency use of a second domestic Covid-19 vaccine, called Pasteur Vaccine, is approved.
Iraq / 4,467*
Health Ministry launches programme in government institutions to overcome vaccine hesitancy.
Jordan / 1,359*
Amman receives $2.75m grant from Doha to support its inoculation efforts for citizens and Syrian...read more...