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Tuesday, 12 October 2021

We’re in the middle of the fourth wave of covid-19 –Tag El Din

The Health Ministry reported 846 new covid-19 infections yesterday, up from 837 the day before. Egypt has now disclosed a total of 313,256 confirmed cases of covid-19. The ministry also reported 31 new deaths, bringing the country’s total death toll to 17,726.

Cases have been on an upward trend in recent days, presidential health advisor Mohamed Awad Tag El Din said on the airwaves last night (watch, runtime: 4:40). We’re currently in the middle of a fourth wave which has yet to reach its peak, he added.

Pregnant women and women who’ve recently given birth can safely get vaccinated, Tag El Din separately said (watch, runtime: 4:27). Some types of vaccines, which Tag El Din didn’t name, might however be risky.

Three arrested in investigation over dumped covid jabs: The Prosecutor General has ordered the arrest of three people as part of the investigation into the dumping of some 5k packages of unused Covid-19 vaccines along the banks of an irrigation canal in Minya, according to a statement on Sunday.

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