Egyptian Parliament (Reuters)
Egypt’s Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Alaa Fouad revealed on Sunday that all MPs will be vaccinated against the coronavirus. “I want to tell the House that Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has given orders that all MPs be vaccinated against the coronavirus as soon as possible,” said Fouad.
“I also want to say that Ministry of Health has taken a complete list of the names of MPs in order to begin vaccinating them this week.”
Fouad’s words came after many MPs complained that they have not been able to receive the vaccine as of yet. Independent MP Mostafa Bakry said most MPs face the danger of contracting the coronavirus because they mix with all kinds of citizens and exercise socialising at all levels.
“So, I hope that MPs will be vaccinated as soon as possible,” said Bakri, also complaining that some MPs have recently died from the coronavirus.
Parliament Speaker Hanafy El-Gebaly said that while each MP represents thousands of citizens, all MPs represent one hundred million citizens across Egypt. “MPs meet and mix with thousands of citizens, and so when we ask that they deserve to be vaccinated, this does not mean that they will get any kind of advantage,” said El-Gebaly.