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Monday, 2 August 2021

Signs the gov’t is serious about getting you the jab you need to travel

Mix-and-matching vaccines is safe, advisor to the health minister Noha Assem told Men Masr, stressing that it’s safe to receive multiple vaccinations, or combinations of vaccines, even if you have already received two doses of, say, Sinopharm (watch, runtime: 20:34). Doing so may ensure you get the best protection against variants of the virus, Assem said. The Egyptian government is working on securing stocks of vaccines citizens and residents will need if they want to travel without quarantine, Assem said, noting that many countries only accept certain vaccines.

You could face a 12-day delay in getting the second dose of your covid-19 vaccine amid a surge in citizens registering for shots at the nation’s 450 vaccination centers, Aysam Salah, at top advisor to the health minister, told Ten TV (watch, runtime: 60:36). This comes as part of the Health Ministry’s strategy on the distribution of jabs, according to Salah.

The Health Ministry reported 49 new covid-19 infections yesterday, up from 47 the day before. Egypt has now disclosed a total of 284,311 confirmed cases of covid-19. The ministry also reported 4 new deaths, bringing the country’s total death toll to 16,528.

A new surge in covid-19 cases in the US could be in sight as the super-contagious Delta variant spreads and precautions relax, with infection rates already rising to those last seen in February, writes the Washington Post. The seven-day average of cases in the US has surged by about 60% in the past week alone, with cases this month expected to hit between 140-300k a day.

Capitalizing on need, covid vaccine producers are hiking EU prices: Pfizer has increased its covid vaccine prices in Europe by more than a quarter, while Moderna prices are up by more than a tenth in new supply contracts signed with the EU, according to the Financial Times.

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