Egypt has signed an agreement with Pfizer to purchase its Paxlovid oral anti-coronavirus med, interim health minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar revealed. Under the deal, Pfizer will provide enough medication to treat 20,000 people. The new pills are expected to arrive over the coming weeks. The Egyptian Medicines Authority is yet to approve Paxlovid for use in Egypt. It is worth noting that more than 21.6 million Egyptians are now fully vaccinated against covid-19, while another 13.6 million people have received their first dose. Egypt reported 801 new covid-19 infections on January 2nd, disclosing a total of 387,159 confirmed cases of covid-19. Copyright © 2022 Arab Finance Brokerage Company All rights reserved. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info). Disclaimer: The content of this article is syndicated or provided to this website from an external third party provider. We are not responsible for, and do not control, such external websites, entities, applications or media publishers. The body of the text is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and has not been edited in any way. Neither we nor our affiliates guarantee the accuracy of or endorse the views or opinions expressed in this article. Read our full disclaimer policy here.