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Monday, 18 October 2021

No entry into government institutions for the unvaccinated starting December

Starting 1 December, unvaccinated folks won’t be allowed into government institutions, the Health Ministry said in a statement yesterday. The new decision will apply first to government employees, who won’t be allowed into their workplaces unjabbed starting 15 November, unless they get a negative PCR test every week, the ministry said. The news is getting plenty of attention from the domestic press and on the state’s various social media feeds.

New EGP 1 bn spending package for covid: The government has set aside EGP 1 bn it plans to use for covid-related spending, the ministry said without revealing further details.

The Health Ministry reported 871 new covid-19 infections yesterday, down from 874 the day before. Egypt has now disclosed a total of 318,456 confirmed cases of covid-19. The ministry also reported 44 new deaths, bringing the country’s total death toll to 17,970.

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