Egypt ready to provide COVID-19 vaccines

Egypt’s Health Minister Hala Zayed and Deputy Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Ahmed Ogwell have met to discuss cooperating to provide coronavirus vaccines to African countries.

Khaled Mujahid, official spokesman for the health ministry, said that the meeting discussed Egypt’s strategy to manufacture vaccines locally and export these to African countries.

Mujahid said that the minister affirmed Egypt’s readiness to provide vaccines to Africa in parallel with achieving national self-sufficiency, in accordance with the directives of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.