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Egypt Produces 15 Million Doses of Sinovac Coronavirus Vaccine


Mon 23 Aug 2021 | 01:50 PM
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Health Minister Hala Zayed said on Monday that Egypt has produced 15 million doses of Sinovac vaccine. 

 

The minister added that the locally-manufactured vaccine will be distributed among vaccinations centers throughout the country, as of tomorrow, Tuesday.

 

Moreover, Zayed stressed that the COVID-19 vaccines reduce the hospitalization rate for patients by 90%.

 

On Sunday, Egypt reported 184 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total infection tally officially to 286,352  since the outbreak began in February 2020, according to the Health Ministry in its daily coronavirus update statement.

 

The health ministry also reported in its statement 8 new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus to 16671.

 

The statement added that 229 patients have been discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 235,864.

 

Noteworthy, Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population said in a post on its official page on “Facebook” that the Coronavirus vaccine is safe, effective, and stimulates the immune system to form antibodies to protect the body from the virus.