Elderly people, wearing protective face masks amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, wait to receive a shot of a COVID-19 vaccine at a health centre, in Qatameya, Cairo, Egypt March 22, 2021. REUTERS
The health ministry also reported 883 new coronavirus cases on the same day, the country’s highest single-day rise since 3 June.
This brings the total infection tally to 319,339 since the outbreak began in February 2020.
As many as 639 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, raising the total number of recoveries to 269,482.
Egypt – which is witnessing the peak of the fourth coronavirus wave – has administered so far 31.7 million vaccine doses, Health Minister Hala Zayed said on Sunday.
The coronavirus high committee announced also on Sunday that unvaccinated employees would not be allowed to enter their workplaces after 15 November unless they receive a PCR test every week.
Moreover, the committee decided that unvaccinated citizens would not be allowed to enter any government facility starting 1 December.