Egyptians must adhere to precautionary measures to limit coronavirus’ second wave (photo: Reuters)
Egypt reported 674 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, in a latest drop in daily infections detected in the past weeks, bringing the total infections tally to 161,817.
According to an official statement, the health ministry reported 57 new fatalities, bringing the death toll from the pandemic since the outbreak last year to 8,959.
The statement said that 321 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 126,497.
Minister of Health Hala Zayed announced on Sunday that the coronavirus vaccination campaign for medical teams would start nationwide on Monday.
In a press conference, Zayed said that Egypt would secure 100 million shots of coronavirus from different sources.
She added that the health ministry was currently registering vaccines from Russian, British and Chinese vaccine factories without naming them and that Egypt has the capability to store 140 million doses of the vaccine.
According to the health ministry, the coronavirus vaccination priority list starts with the medical teams at the isolation, fever, chest and screening hospitals; followed by kidney failure and cancer patients; then the elderly.
The total of medical teams targeted to be vaccinated in chest, fever hospitals is 207,000 people, including doctors, nurses, administrators, and workers.