School teachers are next in line for jabs, says Cabinet
COVID WATCH- It’s good news for our teachers: Teachers and university professors will likely be prioritized when distribution of the upcoming large-scale deliveries of vaccine begins rolling out, Cabinet spokesperson Nader Saad told Alaa Mas’oulity’s Ahmed Moussa last night (watch: runtime: 3:23:30). This isn’t just a matter of ensuring the safety of our education providers, but is also recommended policy globally, says Saad. The move syncs up with WHO guidelines, which classify teachers and professors as essential workers, he added. As we noted this morning, Saad had announced that these deliveries will include the first batch from a 5-8 mn dose order placed through the WHO’s Covax program, the majority of which will likely be the Oxford / AstraZeneca jab. The first big delivery is expected in the second half of February.
PSA- Spring term will not be cancelled this year: Cabinet has zero intention of cancelling (or even postponing) the spring semester, the Madbouly government said in a statement. Documents attributed to the Cabinet circulating online are fake, and Saad reminded the public that the covid-19 committee will meet early next week to decide how the next term will look (watch: runtime: 3:23:30).