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Egypt will buy Russian vaccine

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Egypt has concluded an agreement with Russia on the supply of Sputnik V vaccine by the end of the year.

The Egyptian authorities have concluded an agreement with the Russian Federation on the supply of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year. This was announced on Wednesday to Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli at a meeting of the government operational headquarters for coronavirus, the head of the Egyptian Directorate for Procurement, Medical Supply and Technology, Baha ed-Din Zidan.

the supplier has reached an agreement on the supply of 20 million doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, provided that they are carried out consistently until the end of the year, ”the Akhbar al-Yaum information portal quotes him as saying. Cairo also signed an agreement to supply 20 million doses of Johnson & Johnson. On May 12, Egypt received 1.7 million doses of vaccine from the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca.

In early May, Egyptian Minister of Health and PopulationHala Zayed visited the production line of a holding company for biologicals and vaccines VACSERA, which will produce a vaccine against the new coronavirus of the Chinese company Sinovac Biotech. Production of 40 million doses is expected in the first year. At the same time, she stated that Cairo was very interested in the local production of the Sputnik V vaccine previously approved here for emergency use.

On April 22, the Russian Direct Investment Fund and the Egyptian company Minapharm agreed to produce more than 40 million doses of this

The vaccination program began in Egypt in early January, primarily targeting healthcare workers and the elderly. Since March, Egypt has begun to vaccinate against the coronavirus for everyone. Vaccines from the Chinese corporation Sinopharm  are currently available in the country. and AstraZeneca. At the end of February, the country's authorities approved the Russian Sputnik V for emergency use.

In a country with a population of more than 100 million people, 1.3 million people were vaccinated, and another 2 million registered online for doses of the drug.

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