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Egypt to provide free COVID-19 vaccine to citizens

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Egyptians will be provided free Chinese Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine, local daily Egypt Today reported on Friday citing Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed.

The Sinopharm vaccine has 86 percent efficacy against COVID-19, according to Egyptian and UAE officials, after Cairo completed clinical trials.

Medical staff in isolation hospitals and chest and fevers hospitals will be given the priority to take the Chinese vaccine, Zayed said.

Cancer or kidney failure patients, elderly people and those suffering from chronic diseases will also be prioritized, she added.

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