8 mn Pfizer jabs allocated to high schoolers
The Health Ministry has set aside 8 mn Pfizer jabs for the vaccination of high schoolers, Education Minister Tarek Shawki told Yahduth Fi Masr (watch, runtime: 3:43). He said that starting 15 November, unvaccinated teachers (like all public sector workers) won’t be allowed into their workplaces unless they test negative on a PCR test each week.
Booster shots on the horizon: The government will start looking into the administration of booster shots to those more vulnerable to the virus once it reaches its goal of vaccinating 40 mn citizens before 2022, presidential health advisor Mohamed Awad Tag El Din told Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime: 8:13).
Latest vaccination figures: Some 31 mn Egyptians have received at least one jab, Tag El Din said.
Veteran actor Ahmed Khalil passed away yesterday at the age of 80 after contracting covid-19 last week, reports Al Masry Al Youm. Khalil has been hailed for his iconic small-screen roles in shows like Hawanem Garden City and Hadith Al-Sabah wal Masaa, as well as his earlier theater performances. The National is out with an obituary.
The Health Ministry reported 921 new covid-19 infections yesterday, down from 929 the day before. Egypt has now disclosed a total of 339,335 confirmed cases of covid-19. The ministry also reported 56 new deaths, bringing the country’s total death toll to 19,186.