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Egypt gearing up for mass COVID-19 immunization

Egypt is gearing up to start a mass coronavirus vaccination campaign, after receiving two shipments of about 100,000 doses of a Chinese vaccine.
Muslim worshippers, mask-clad due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, wait outside the historic al-Azhar mosque in the centre of Islamic Cairo as they arrive to perform the Friday prayers under new pandemic restrictions, in Egypt's capital on August 28, 2020. - Egypt allowed Friday prayers to resume in major mosques under strict preventive measures, including mandatory masks for all worshippers, enforcement of social distancing, use of personal prayer rugs, and reduced sermon time at only 10 minutes. (Pho

CAIRO — Egypt is preparing for the largest vaccination campaign in its history; the populous Arab country has already received two shipments of a COVID-19 vaccine developed in China.

The shipments, which came from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Dec. 10 and Dec. 15, contained 100,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine. Other shipments of the same vaccine will arrive one after another, the Ministry of Health said.

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