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Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Another 250k doses of Astrazeneca, courtesy of Hungary

The Health Ministry reported 871 new covid-19 infections yesterday, down from 889 the day before. Egypt has now disclosed a total of 326,379 confirmed cases of covid-19. The ministry also reported 42 new deaths, bringing the country’s total death toll to 18,375.

Egypt received 250k doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from Hungary yesterday, adding to its growing stocks of jabs, the Health Ministry said in a statement. The shipment comes just after we got our hands on 1.06 mn Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses on Monday. We’re expected to receive another 3 mn doses before the end of the month.

A US FDA panel voted almost unanimously to allow 5-11 year-old to receive Pfizer vaccines, making the US the first country to authorize vaccine use for this age group, according to the Financial Times. The move comes as the US looks to further grow its vaccine rollout and help prevent the spread of covid-19 at schools.

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