FEDERAL APPEALS COURT EXTENDS STAY ON BIDEN’S VACCINE MANDATE FOR LARGE BUSINESSES
Ghaffar’s announcement comes a day prior to Egypt mandating the COVID-19 vaccine for government employees.
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Beginning Nov. 15, all government employees are expected to show proof of vaccination to enter their workplaces, the outlet reported.
Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, the country’s acting health minister, said the trial for the vaccine, named ‘COVI VAX’ will only start with a small number of test subjects. The trial will then expand to hundreds of people and eventually thousands, according to Associated Press.
“It’s a very important strategic situation, that there is an Egyptian vaccine that we can rely on in the coming period,” Ghaffar told the outlet.
Egypt, with a population of approximately 102,000,000, has experienced a cumulative 340,269 cases of COVID-19, with 19,249 deaths recorded. Since the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine, 19,462,191 residents have received their first dose, and 11,811,236 residents are fully vaccinated, according to the World Health Organization.
Original Location: Egypt to start clinical trials for its own COVID vaccine
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