The Minister of Health: We have reserved a quantity of Pfizer vaccine that covers our needs by 20%


The Minister of Health and Population, Dr. Hala Zayed, confirmed that the ministry has taken the initiative to seize 20% of Egypt’s needs from the Corona virus vaccine produced by Pfizer, and 30% of the Oxford vaccine.

In her speech during the press conference held today, Tuesday, the minister added about the role of central laboratories within the ministry’s plan to address the Corona virus, that there are 11 vaccines in the final stages and Egypt participated in clinical trials of the two vaccines.

Yesterday, Monday, November 9, the Ministry of Health and Population announced that 97 recoverers from the Corona virus had left hospitals, after receiving the necessary medical care and recovering according to the guidelines of the World Health Organization, bringing the total of those recovering from the virus to 100,439 cases.

Khaled Mujahid, the advisor to the Minister of Health and Population for Media Affairs and the official spokesperson for the ministry, indicated that 221 new cases that proved positive in laboratory analyzes of the virus were recorded, as part of the necessary surveillance, investigation and examination procedures that the ministry conducts according to the guidelines of the World Health Organization, pointing to the death of 12 new cases.

He said, according to the recommendations of the World Health Organization issued on May 27, 2020, the disappearance of symptoms for 10 days after infection is an indication of the patient’s recovery from the Corona virus.

He stated that the total number of infections that have been recorded in Egypt with the new Corona virus until today is 109,422 cases, including 100,439 cases that have been cured, and 6380 deaths.

The Ministry of Health and Population continues to raise its preparations in all governorates of the Republic, follow the situation first-hand regarding the “emerging corona” virus, and take all necessary preventive measures against any viruses or infectious diseases, and the ministry has also allocated a number of communication means to receive citizens’ inquiries about the emerging corona virus and infectious diseases , Including the hotline “105”, “15335” and the WhatsApp number “01553105105”, in addition to the “Egypt Health” application available on phones.


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