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Egypt produces 30m doses of Vaccera-Sinovac vaccine

A lab technician holds a vial of China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine in the visual inspection unit of the Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (Vacsera), Cairo, Egypt, Aug. 31, 2021. (Reuters)
A lab technician holds a vial of China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine in the visual inspection unit of the Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (Vacsera), Cairo, Egypt, Aug. 31, 2021. (Reuters)
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22 Feb 2022 12:02:25 GMT9
22 Feb 2022 12:02:25 GMT9
  • Cairo has delivered the first batch of 500,000 doses of locally produced COVID-19 vaccines to the Palestinian Authority
  • Egypt is also preparing to export locally manufactured COVID-19 vaccines to African countries
Mohammed Abu Zaid

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.

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