Ministry official: Egypt has received Sinopharm and AstraZeneca doses, will begin Sputnik V trials soon - (Egypt Independent via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Egypt's assistant health minister Mohammed Hassany said the country has received doses of COVID-19 vaccines by Sinopharm and AstraZeneca, and will receive and start clinical trials of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine soon, reported the Egypt Independent.

  • Hassany said that the country has received 50,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine from China in its first shipment, and will receive more in further shipments.

  • Egypt has also signed a contract with the GAVI vaccine Alliance, which will supply 20 percent of the country's vaccine needs with AstraZeneca's candidate.

  • Meanwhile, the Russian Direct Investment Fund signed an agreement back in September with the Egyptian pharmaceutical company Pharco to provide Egypt with 25 million doses of the vaccine, Hassany said, and trials of the vaccine will begin after Egypt receives its first shipment.

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