Egypt produces 5mln doses of COVID-19 vaccine

A total of 2mln doses will be supplied each week as a new production line has been added at Giza's vaccine facility

  
A pharmacist doctor works on the basics of the raw materials for investigational of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment drug "Remdesivir", in Ibn Sina laboratory, at Eva Pharma Facility in Cairo, Egypt June 25, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A pharmacist doctor works on the basics of the raw materials for investigational of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment drug "Remdesivir", in Ibn Sina laboratory, at Eva Pharma Facility in Cairo, Egypt June 25, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Cairo – Egypt has produced 5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, of which 2.5 million will be supplied this week, Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed said.

A total of 2 million doses will be supplied each week as a new production line has been added at Giza's vaccine facility which will start operations in November with a capacity of 300,000 doses per day, Zayed added in a statement on Wednesday.

So far, about 13 million citizens have been vaccinated as the country accelerated the vaccination process especially for employees at state administrative bodies and the Ministry of Education.

Source: Mubasher

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