UK donates nearly 300,000 doses of COVID vaccine to Egypt - (London South East via NewsPoints Desk)

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that the UK has donated 299,700 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine to Egypt, as reported by London South East.

  • The shots were shipped via the global COVAX initiative and arrived in Cairo on Monday, a statement added.

  • The shipment was part of a first tranche of the 100 million vaccines that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged the UK would share with other countries in need by June 2022.

  • The doses came days after Egypt received about 1.7 million AstraZeneca shots via COVAX.

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