People seeking in-person government services should be fully vaccinated: Prime Minister
Rate of Omicron infections has increased since November 2021
Daily News Egypt January 19, 2022 Comments Off

gypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly stressed that citizens who have not been vaccinated are not allowed to enter any government facilities, noting that the state has provided all types of vaccines and that there are millions of doses currently in the country.
Madbouly’s remarks came during the weekly Cabinet meeting, in which Acting Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel Ghaffar presented a report on the latest developments regarding the coronavirus and the epidemiological situation at the local and global level. 
Abdel Ghaffar said that the rate of Omicron infections has increased since November 2021. 
The minister also referred to the report issued by the World Health Organisation that compares the different variants of the coronavirus. The report said that the Omicron variant is accompanied by an increase in spreading rates, however, it is less likely to be severe or lead to hospitalisation. 
Moreover, the WHO asserted that the Omicron variant can be detected using a PCR test. 
Meanwhile, Abdel Ghaffar explained that the total amount of vaccines that have been acquired so far has reached 132,105 million doses of various vaccines — whether fully manufactured or in raw materials. 
In this regard, the minister said that 36,678 million first doses, 24,194 million second doses, and 489,752 booster shots have been administered in the country in total.
Abdel Ghaffar also mentioned the cooperation agreement that was signed between the Holding Company for Vaccines and Biological Preparations (VACSERA) and Sinovac Biotech to establish a fully automated logistical refrigeration complex within the VACSERA complex in Sixth of October City to preserve vaccines and raw materials. 
The complex boasts a capacity of 150 million doses and an automatic control system. It also has electronic monitoring systems and 24-hour temperature monitoring systems, and is expected to be completed within six months. 
Topics: COVID-19 vaccinated
Daily News Egypt
Featured Video
Xi Impression: A man who has led China to create unprecedented achievements
Editorial Pick
UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan dies at 73
Artists’ wages determined by success of their works only: Yousra
Opinion| Putin restores glory of czars and Biden is out of the scene
G7 ambassadors in Cairo rally behind Ukraine, urge Egypt to condemn Russian offensive
Latest News
IDC announces GBM as host partner for 8th IT CEO Summit
Egypt, EU discuss cooperation in renewable energy sector
Visa believes fintechs have a crucial role to play: Malak El-Baba
Opinion| Ukraine: The war continues
Opinion| Is there any benefit to the Egyptian private sector adopting the green transformation?
Opinion| Is the US involved in the revival of ISIS?
Opinion| Weathering the storm of economic shocks: Three precautions you need to know
Receive our daily newsletter