Egypt receives over half-million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from Romania

Ahram Online , Tuesday 10 Aug 2021

The shipment is part of a tripartite agreement between Egypt, the European country and AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical company


Egypt received on Tuesday a new shipment of AstraZeneca vaccine provided by Romania as part of a tripartite agreement between the two countries and AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical Company.

The shipment comprises 525,000 doses of the vaccine, according to a statement by the Egyptian health ministry.

Millions of doses of Sinopharm, Sinovac, Sputnik, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have been received recently.

Egypt eyes more deliveries of these vaccines this month as the health officials seeks to widen the rollout of the inoculation process, which started earlier this year.

Up to five million citizens have been vaccinated out of 10 million people who have registered on the country's vaccination programme, according to health ministry officials.

Egypt has recorded a total of 284,789 coronavirus cases, including 16,582 deaths and 233,298 recoveries.

Egypt's single-day toll of infections and deaths has been on a downward curve since early June as the country has passed the peak of the third wave.

However, the cases are expected to rise again in September due to the fourth wave that has hit many countries currently.

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