Over 18,000 workers in Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh receive COVID boosters ahead of COP27

MENA , Ahram Online , Monday 10 Oct 2022

Over 18,000 workers in Sharm El-Sheikh, including hotel staffers and taxi drivers, received booster shots of the coronavirus vaccine in preparation for the 27th UN Climate Change Conference COP27, slated for November in Egypt’s coastal city.

Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar
Health Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar


The move is part of the country's the COP27 safety plan, Health Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar said on Sunday in a meeting with ministry officials.

The COP27 safety plan, the health minister said last month, includes operating fixed and mobile clinics at quarantine facilities at airports, hotels that will host guest delegations, and conference halls.

The plan also includes mobilising ambulances to provide emergency medical services, such as intensive care, the minister added, noting that Sharm El-Sheikh International Hospital will be ready to deal with any cases that require immediate medical attention.

As part of the plan, the General Healthcare Authority (GHA) will establish a small field hospital at the COP27 premises through a grant provided by AstraZeneca company.

About 35,000 people from around the world have registered on the UN website for COP27 which is to be held from 6-18 November, putting the upcoming climate conference on track to becoming one of the most attended COPs, according to a recent report by the Egyptian Earth's Climate for Sustainable Development Foundation.


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