Government officials will not enter their offices, and students will not enter classrooms without showing proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test – such restrictions have been in force in Egypt since Monday. According to the Minister of Health, Khalid Abdel Gaffar, to date, 40 million people in a country of 102 million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine. 14 million were vaccinated with two doses.
As of Monday, Egyptian students must either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be PCR negative to participate in classes and lectures.
A similar order applies to government officials who will not enter their offices unless they meet the same requirements. The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said unvaccinated officials are expected to test negative at the workplace every three days.
Vaccinations against COVID-19 in Egypt
As the Egyptian Minister of Health Khalid Abdel Gaffar pointed out, so far 40 million inhabitants of a country of 102 million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine. 14 million were vaccinated with two doses.
Almost 400,000 people have contracted coronavirus since the start of the Egyptian pandemic. people, of which 19 499 died.
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