Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly with Health Minister Hala Zayed during their visit to Cairo's International Exhibition Centre on Thursday, May, 20, 2021. Photo courtesy of The Egyptian Cabinet Facebook page
Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly visited on Thursday Cairo's International Exhibition Centre, which has been turned into a centre for mass COVID-19 vaccinations in Cairo, where he inspected the preparations made by the health ministry.
According to the cabinet’s statement on the visit, the prime minister was accompanied by Health Minister Hala Zayed, who stated that 96 clinics are being prepared at the venue, which can accommodate 10,000 people daily, and features a large waiting area to ensure social distancing.
The centre located in Nasr City will be opened from 9 AM to 9 PM all everyday except Friday, the minister said.
There are currently 600 people working to provide the service in Cairo from healthcare workers to support teams to help citizens.
Minister Zayed revealed that the ministry was currently working on finishing preparing the final lists of citizens who registered to receive the vaccine, adding that similar mass vaccination centres will be inaugurated in highly populated governorates in the country like Giza soon.
Madbouly stated that expanding these mass vaccination centres comes as part of the state’s plan to face the coronavirus pandemic, as well as protecting citizens and public health.
Madbouly called on citizens to register themselves for vaccination to protect themselves and society.
UNICEF Representative in Egypt Jeremy Hopkins attended the tour with Madbouly.
Egypt has started rolling vaccinations to citizens in February. According to health ministry officials, opening mass vaccination centres aims to accelerate the process of administering the doses.