Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, the Ministry of Higher Education and the Acting Minister of Health, announced, on Tuesday, that Coronavirus infections in Egypt fell by 55% this week, compared to the last one, in addition, the rates of death related to the virus declined by 20%.
The statements of the minister came after the latest meeting that was held yesterday for observing the medical situation in Egypt.
Abdel Ghaffar examined a review of the rates of Coronavirues-infected cases hospitalization that dropped by 60%.
He added that 75% of the reported infections in June and July were for unvaccinated people, therefore, the minister urged people to have their doses.
Yesterday, the Ministry of Health urged families and parents to vaccinate their children aged between 12 and 15 years old.
The ministry also pointed out the presence of online registration for receiving the doses, in addition, it asserted that the vaccines are safe and effective.
Last week, the Ministry of Health started distributing more than 50,000 Rapid Coronavirus Test kits in various medical facilities of the ministry including the pharmacies of Ambulance Authority’s spots, alongside the public hospitals.
Hossam Hosny, the Head of the Scientific Committee for Combating Coronavirus, told reporters that those test kits can identify the infection of the virus, asserting that private pharmacies will not distribute those kinds of kits.
Hosny highlighted that the kits can detect Omicron with its subvariants, adding that the latest updated version of the Coronavirus treatment protocol will be available in all hospitals nationwide in hours.
Yesterday, he revealed that Molnupiravir treatment became available in all pharmacies; the treatment has shown very good performance after adding it to the protocols of Coronavirus treatment which motivated the Ministry of Health to provide it for citizens who are being treated in the home.
The treatment will cost EGP 420, and the package has 40 hard-capsule and it will be enough for five days.
The medicines was distributed in the hospitals and ministries’ medical facilities since January before the distribution of the treatment expanded to include pharmacies.