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Corona in Egypt
“We expect a gradual improvement in Egypt’s economic growth during FY2021/2022 at 2.5 percent, and at 5.7 percent in FY2022/2023,"says IMF’s director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department.
Egypt has urged caution against a possible rise in infections during the holy month of Ramadan, which begins next week.
Fasting for Muslims involves abstaining from food and drink between sunrise and sunset during the month of Ramadan, which will start on Tuesday
Over 225,000 citizens have been vaccinated against covid-19, almost a month after Egypt started its vaccination campaign
Egypt has urged caution against a possible rise in infections during the holy month of Ramadan, which begins next week.
The country has been witnessing a slight increase in the daily infection rate over the past few days as the country is a third coronavirus wave has started
The country is witnessing a slight increase in the daily infection rate despite passing the peak of the pandemic's second wave
Egypt has also started vaccinating workers in the tourism sector against the coronavirus
Despite passing the peak of the second wave of the virus that hit the country in November, Egypt has been witnessing a slight increase in the infection rate over the past few days
Since Egypt has started its vaccination campaign against coronavirus in January, a total of 148,987 Egyptian citizens have been vaccinated
The country looks to ramp up its vaccination rollout to include more categories, especially tourism workers with fast approaching Summer season, during which tourists flock to Egypt
A total of 438 patients have been discharged from hospitals in the past 24 hours, bringing recoveries to 155,886
All eligible categories vaccinated with the AstarZeneca vaccine are entitled to receive their second dose three months after getting their first jab
As many as 564 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 154,694
Egypt reported 693 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday bringing the total infection tally to 201,432 since the outbreak began ...
The health minister discusses the current situation of all vaccines Egypt received so far
For the second year in a row, Ramadan charity banquets are not allowed to curb coronavirus spread
As many as 455 patients have been discharged during the last 24 hours after recovering from the virus, resulting in the total number of recoveries to reach 153,630
Egypt’s shift to targeted income support measures and away from regressive consumption subsidies has contributed to stabilising the country's fiscal accounts, according to Moody’s
China's ambassador to Egypt expressed readiness of his country to send a new shipment of the Sinopharm vaccine in the upcoming days as a gift to Egypt
In the past few weeks, Egypt received 600,000 doses of Sinopharm as a gift from China
A leap in reported infections before the end of the year pushed the government to impose an immediate EGP 50 fine for not wearing a facemask, collecting millions of pounds from the public in fines.
As many as 444 patients have been discharged from hospitals following recovery in the past 24 hours, bringing recoveries to 152,642
Egypt detected 670 new coronavirus infections on Friday, bringing total infections since last year to 198,681. The ...
Egypt reported 661 new coronavirus cases on Thursday bringing the total infection tally to 198,011 since the outbreak ...
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi warned earlier this week that the country is on the threshold of a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic
Egypt has obtained 650.000 doses of the vaccines and is seeking to expand its vaccination rollout to include workers in tourism and banking sector to guarantee stability in the economic sector
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said the country is on the threshold of a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic
Zayed directed to increase the number of medical centres allocated for administering the vaccine doses in the governorates with the highest infections
The Egyptian health ministry targets vaccinating around 250,000 medical workers and eligible citizens against coronavirus by the end of this week, the minister said
The new batch is a gift from China meant to 'bolster bilateral cooperation in the fight against the pandemic'
As many as 433 patients have been discharged from hospitals over the past 24 hours to mark total recoveries at 149,256, the statement added
Up to 20,000 Egyptians register on a daily basis on the government's website to be vaccinated against the virus
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By the end of March, 500,000 Egyptians are expected to have registered for vaccination, said Zayed
Two medical institutions are designated to inoculate Chinese citizens
The government rejected holding the midterm elections on 19 March in tents outside the syndicate HQ in a bid to curb the spread of the virus
As many as 322 patients have been discharged from hospitals over the past 24 hours to mark total recoveries at 148,089
Minister of Health Hala Zayed already announced in early March that Egypt is receiving a batch of 300,000 doses of Sinopharm as a gift
Egypt has warned last month of a spike in cases by April, according to health minister Hala Zayed.
This is the first major closure of houses of Christian worship in a governorate since the one-month suspension of masses and other services in Cairo and Alexandria that had been ordered by the Coptic Orthodox Church in December
Egypt continues to pushes with efforts to secure vaccines for the overpopulous nation as it continues to expand its immunization program.
Baseera notes that the real numbers could be slightly more or less than its estimations in its conducted survey
The vaccination campaign for patients with chronic diseases and elderly is underway in all designated medical centres across the country
The statement added that 501 patients have been discharged from hospitals over the past 24 hours to mark total recoveries at 145,418
Egypt continues to vaccinate priority groups under a wider rollout last week after it concluded the vaccination of the country’s medical staff in the past few weeks
The country's total infections tally reached 187,094 since the outbreak last year, while the death toll hit 11,038
The Health Ministry on Sunday announced launching an English-language version of the vaccine registration website to enable foreigners residing in Egypt to get the vaccine
More than EGP 5.3 billion has been disbursed to irregular workers since the onset of the pandemic in March
Egypt rolled out on Thursday vaccines for priority groups, which include the elderly and people with chronic diseases
Egypt began its vaccine rollout on Thursday for priority groups, which include the elderly and those suffering from chronic diseases.
Health Minister Hala Zayed said Egypt is the first African country to commence vaccinating citizens
308 patients have been discharged from hospitals over the past 24 hours to mark total recoveries at 141,655
The Egyptian health ministry said as many as 455 patients have been discharged from hospitals over the past 24 hours to mark total recoveries at 141,347
The website divided vaccine seekers into three categories: medical workers, chronic disease patients, and elderly without chronic disease
432 patients have been discharged from hospitals over the past 24 hours to mark total recoveries at 140,892, the health ministry said
The findings were based on a study conducted between 14 October and 29 December, titled 'Egypt between the first and second waves of coronavirus'
Minister of Health Hala Zayed said that the eligible categories of citizens would be able to register to receive the coronavirus vaccine via a designated website starting Sunday
The public can register to receive the vaccine starting Sunday as the stage to inoculate medical teams draws to a close
Egypt has received several batches of coronavirus vaccine doses and has vaccinated hundreds of health workers in quarantine hospitals since January
Egypt reported 589 new coronavirus cases on Thursday bringing the total infection tally to 180,640 since the outbreak ...
Earlier on Wednesday, Egypt has approved the emergency use of the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine, making it the third vaccine to be authorised for use in the country
The allocations will benefit more than 120 MSMEs and accelerate economic growth
The fatalities daily record decline to 39 for the first time in several weeks
The ministry of interior stated that it was committed to securing the midterm elections process at the syndicate's HQ building only if there is an insistence to hold the elections
A specialised committee will be formed to pinpoint the appropriate villages and centres for the development project expansion and will include representatives from the relevant ministries and the WFP
The presidential health advisor said on Monday evening that Egypt has passed the peak of the pandemic's second wave
More than EGP 5.3 billion has been disbursed to irregular workers since the onset of the pandemic in March, according to the finance minister
Some doctors say the coronavirus vaccine will protect them and their patients. Others believe it is better to adopt a precautionary lifestyle until its efficiency and side effects are clear
Egypt reported 608 new coronavirus cases on Thursday bringing the total infection tally to 178,151 since the outbreak ...
Shenouda unveiled to Ahram Online that the Nigeria-based AFC is currently in talks with the government and the Egyptian Sovereign Fund to tap into investment opportunities in the Egyptian market
As many as 405 patients have been discharged from hospitals over the past 24 hours, pushing the total recoveries to 137,294, Egypt's health ministry said
Egypt detected 610 new coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing its total infections tally to 176,943 since the outbreak ...
Egypt’s Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation reported that the registered numbers of coronavirus cases in Egypt are less than the actual numbers
The region needs to create 25 to 30 million job opportunities over the coming five to 10 years to counteract the increased unemployment caused by COVID-19
Egypt has received tens of thousands of coronavirus vaccine doses and has vaccinated hundreds of health workers in quarantine hospitals
Egypt reported 633 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday bringing the total infection tally to 175,059 since the outbreak began ...
In March 2020, Egypt allocated EGP 100 billion to contain the COVID-19 outbreak and provide stimulus packages for various sectors hit by the pandemic
The agreement is expected to improve intra-group collaboration and create room for cooperation with other multilateral development banks and international financial institutions
The president’s remarks on healthcare, overpopulation and expectations from the opposition came during inauguration of a medical complex in Ismailia as well as a number of other hospitals nationwide via videoconference
Health Minister Hala Zayed told a WHO meeting last week that infections in the overpopulous country is set to increase by April with the curve expected to decline in May
The Cabinet this week said Egypt would receive between 5 to 8 million coronavirus vaccine doses through the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) during the second half of February
Students between grades four to eight will receive a collective exam that includes all main subjects as an alternative to the adjourned first semester exams
423 patients were discharged on Saturday after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 134,638
The mid-year break was initially set for 16 January - 20 February before being extended on Saturday to 27 February
The health ministry is coordinating with the UPA on the procurement of medical oxygen and maintenance of cylinder networks nationwide, she said
The fatalities declined to 42 on Friday
Many students turned to social media platforms asking the education minister to postpone exams along with second academic term
Coronavirus infections in Egypt are expected to increase by April, according to Health Minister Hala Zayed
Egypt has started its vaccination campaign against coronavirus using the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine late January by inoculating hundreds of medical workers at quarantine hospitals
The agenda can mobilise up to €30 billion in private and public investments in the region over the next decade
The health ministry reported 48 deaths, bringing the fatalities from the virus to 9,699
Minister El-Said told the House that Egypt's economic reform programme made the economy more capable in absorbing the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic and other shocks
Egypt plans to start vaccinating people over 60 starting mid-February
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population Khaled Meghad stated that since April 2019, Egypt has sent more than 182.5 tons of medical aid to Sudan
Health Ministry Spokesperson Khaled Megahed said that 422 patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 132,054.
Egypt began its COVID-19 vaccination roll-out in late January, with priority to the country’s medical staff who are on the frontline battling the outbreak
Health education campaigns had a positive impact on lowering coronavirus infection rates in recent weeks
Egypt has started its vaccination campaign against coronavirus using the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine late January by inoculating hundreds of medical workers at quarantine hospitals
Egypt reported 532 new coronavirus cases on Thursday bringing the total infection tally to 168,057 since the outbreak ...
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