Egypt begins coronavirus immunisation campaign

Egypt has registered more than 160,000 novel coronavirus infections, including nearly 9,000 deaths. – EPA pic, January 24, 2021.

EGYPT began its Covid-19 immunisation programme today, becoming one of the first countries in Africa to vaccinate its citizens, with a doctor and a nurse receiving the Chinese-made Sinopharm jab.

Egypt, the Arab world’s most populous country with more than 100 million people, received its first batch of the vaccine last month.

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