Egypt approves Chinese COVID vaccine, roll-out likely this month


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by indiatimespost January 3, 2021 Arab world’s most populous country plans to buy 40 million doses of the Sinopharm vaccine, health minister says. Egypt has granted regulatory approval for the use of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese pharma giant Sinopharm, with the inoculation campaign expected to get under way later in January, the health minister said. “The Egyptian pharmaceutical authority approved on Saturday the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine,” Hala Zayed told the local MBC Masr channel. Zayed said the first batch of the vaccine was delivered in December, with further doses expected this month. “The second shipment of this vaccine...