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COVID-19 in Egypt: 1,569 new cases, 41 deaths reported on Saturday

Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population on Saturday reported 1,569 new coronavirus cases, 41 deaths, and 1,703 recoveries.

A total of 408,495 cases have been reported in Egypt, with 22,330 deaths and 342,762 recoveries.

The number of new infections has nearly doubled recently, reaching 1,533 cases on Friday compared to January 1, when it was 783 cases.

The privately-owned al-Shorouk newspaper reported on Thursday that governorate authorities have begun to reduce human densities in government departments to confront the surge.

The spokesperson for the Health and Population Ministry Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar, said on Friday that it is currently considering to reduce the number of students attending schools and universities.

He explained that consideration is also being given to extend the school day in universities so that there are fewer numbers.

An official report from the Health Ministry stated by the end of December that Egypt has so far received 119.3 million doses of various coronavirus vaccines.

The total consumed doses that have been used in vaccinations so far reached 55.7 million, acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said, adding that there are about 64,335,246 doses available.

Vaccinations with the third booster dose began on December 21 in Egypt, he explained.

Egypt was able in a short time to provide all coronavirus vaccines, including Sinovac, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, Sputnik, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Moderna, as part of the state’s plan to diversify and expand the provision of coronavirus vaccines.

The Ministry of Health and Population called on citizens to register on the ministry’s website to receive the vaccine, stressing that the state spares no effort in providing vaccines to citizens for free, through permanent cooperation with international organizations and bodies.

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