Reuters AMR ABDALLAH DALSH
The Egyptian Ministry of Health announced that 44 deaths and 577 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in the last 24 hours.
Ministry spokesman Khaled Mujahid stated that the total number of deaths due to the virus in the country reached 10,822, while the total number of infections reached 184,168.
The Egyptian Medicines Authority announced the registration of the Russian “Sputnik V” vaccine against the Corona virus, and granted it a license for emergency use.
In a statement, the authority affirmed its keenness to follow global and local standards to obtain safe, effective and high quality vaccines.
This comes as the Ministry of Health prepares to start vaccinating the elderly and people with chronic diseases.
The Ministry had announced the start of the vaccination of citizens with chronic diseases and the elderly with Corona vaccines next Saturday, after the opening of registration on the website since last Sunday.