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Gulf Today Report
Egyptian authorities have approved the use of Sinopharm vaccine, it is set to roll out later this month.
Hala Zayed on Saturday said, "the Egyptian pharmaceutical authority approved the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine."
The first batch of the vaccine was delivered in December, more doses are expected this month.
"The second shipment of this vaccine is due to arrive in the second or third week of January, and as soon as it arrives, we will start vaccinations," the minister said.
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According to the ministry, health workers would be the first to receive the doses.
Egypt plans to purchases 40 million doses of the vaccine.
Since the outbreak of the virus, Egypt has recorded more than 140,000 cases and 7,800 deaths.
President El Sisi said, during a visit to open national projects in Port Said, that the country will prioritise vaccination for medial staff, people with chronic diseases, and the elderly.
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The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) expected Monday's weather to be clear to partly cloudy in general and dusty at times, and temperature to rise.
Iranian authorities have detained a journalist at a reformist publication, local media reported on Sunday, as her sister, also a journalist, remains in custody after reporting on Mahsa Amini's death.
At least five persons have been injured in Pakistan's Quetta following a blast near the police lines area of the city, the media reported on Sunday, citing an official.
Brig. Marwan Julfar lauded the generosity of charitable associations and philanthropists, who strived with the Humanitarian Care Department to support inmates and guide them through their journey back into society.