Egypt’s Weekly COVID-19 Infections Five Times Higher Than In 2020: Minister

CAIRO, Apr 29 (NNN-MENA) – Egyptian Health Minister, Hala Zayed, said yesterday, the current weekly COVID-19 infections in Egypt are five times higher than that of the same week last year.

The current weekly infections reached 5,845 cases, compared to 1,248 cases in 2020, said the minister at a cabinet meeting.

On Tuesday, the daily COVID-19 cases in Egypt exceeded 1,000 cases for the first time since Jan 14, pushing the tally of confirmed cases in the country to 224,517.

In Jan, Egypt began a nationwide campaign of COVID-19 vaccination, starting with the medical staff of government hospitals.

So far, the Egyptian Drug Authority has approved China’s Sinopharm and Sinovac, Russia’s Sputnik V, and Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use.– NNN-MENA


Source: NAM News Network