On Wednesday, the President’s Advisor for Health and Prevention, Dr. Mohammad Awad Tag el-Deen stressed that Egypt is currently witnessing the beginning of overcoming the peak of the fourth wave of the Coronavirus.
He pointed out that the State has efficiently and professionally managed the Corona crisis thanks to the support of Mr. President, as well as providing all the requirements to face the crisis, adhering to the precautionary measures, and the efforts and sacrifices of the “White Army”, doctors and medical personnel.
In a press conference held on Wednesday, Tag el-Deen asserted that, at the present time, there is a high demand from citizens and institutions to have the vaccine, as a result of the role played by media to increase the citizens’ awareness, as well as the provision of large quantities of vaccines.
Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population on Tuesday reported 856 new coronavirus cases, 61 deaths, and 719 recoveries.
A total of 352,123 cases have been reported in Egypt, with 20,052 deaths and 293,374 recoveries.
The country’s fourth wave of the virus is in full force, with daily case figures ten times higher than what was recorded at the end of July.
The Health Ministry has stated that official figures likely only represent 10 percent of actual cases.
While Egypt’s Supreme Committee for the Management of Coronavirus Crisis lifted some COVID-19 restrictions back in June, there is talk of reinstating some measures.
The government imposed a ban on all unvaccinated employees from entering their workplaces at government facilities and unvaccinated university students from entering universities as of November 15, as well as banning unvaccinated citizens from entering any government facility as of December 1.
The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar announced on Monday that all university students will be required to be vaccinated in order to attend exams at the end of the current academic year’s first semester.
A statement from the Health and Population Ministry earlier in November said that a total of 41,939.792 coronavirus doses have has been administered in Egypt so far.
The total number of those who received the first dose of vaccine amounted to 27,485,140, and 14,454,652 for second dose.
Egypt has thus far succeeded in providing all types of vaccines against the coronavirus, according to Government reports.
Egypt’s vaccination campaign began in January with priority groups and later expanded to university students. Registration for the jab is open to all. The country aims to vaccinate 40 million people by September.