CAIRO: Egypt has produced more than 30 million doses of the Vaccera-Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, and will be able to produce 100 million doses this year, said Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, acting minister of health and population.
Cairo has also delivered the first batch of 500,000 doses of locally produced COVID-19 vaccines to the Palestinian Authority, he added during a joint press conference with Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang.
Abdel Ghaffar said his country seeks to become a regional center for vaccine production. Egypt is preparing to export locally manufactured COVID-19 vaccines to African countries.
Liao referred to cooperation between Egypt and China in producing COVID-19 vaccines throughout the pandemic.
He said his country has provided Egypt with 67 million doses of Chinese vaccines, and intends to send 60 million doses this year.