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Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Vaccine rollout picks up steam

Some 1-2k people in Egypt are being vaccinated against the virus that causes covid-19 each each day, Noha Assem, advisor to Health Minister Hala Zayed, told Masaa DMC's Eman El Hosary (watch, runtime: 10:32). This figure is expected to rise when people feel more confident about vaccines, she said. The country started the vaccination campaign on 24 January for frontline medical staff and began administring the jab to elderly and vulnerable people on 4 March.

The Health Ministry reported 631 new covid-19 infections yesterday, down from 644 the day before. The ministry also reported 40 new deaths, bringing the country’s total death toll to 11,340. Egypt has now disclosed a total of 191,555 confirmed cases of covid-19.

The EU might have to eat their words on Sputnik: Long dismissed in Western media as dangerous and untrustworthy, European leaders are considering turning to Russia’s Sputnik V covid shot as the bloc’s vaccination campaign falters on supply problems and safety concerns, Reuters reports.

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