Egypt - Health

Egypt to allow funeral prayers in large mosques, implements WHO guidelines to face Omicron: Cabinet

Egypt has decided to allow funeral prayers inside large mosques that are authorised to hold the weekly Friday prayers, under anti-coronavirus precautionary measures, for the first time since the start of the pandemic early last year.

Egypt to text at risk individuals to receive booster shots within days: Health official

Egypt’s Ministry of Health will start sending text notifications to fully vaccinated individuals from a selected target group to receive booster shots within a few days, Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar, the Ministry of Health and Population’s spokesman, announced in a televised statement on Sunday evening.

Egypt reports 902 new coronavirus cases, 45 deaths on Sunday

Egypt reported 902 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total infection tally officially to 363,162 since the outbreak began in February 2020.

Egypt receives new shipment of Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca vaccines on Saturday

Egypt received on Saturday 600,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines; Acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar announced in a statement on Sunday.

Egypt reports 892 new coronavirus cases, 39 deaths on Saturday

Egypt reported 892 new coronavirus cases on Saturday in a noticeable decline compared to Saturday, bringing the total infection tally officially to 362,260 since the outbreak began locally in February 2020.

Switzerland removes Egypt, all countries on COVID-19 quarantine list

Switzerland has announced removing the 10-day quarantine requirement for travelers from Egypt, Malawi, the UK, Czech Republic and the Netherlands starting Saturday.

Egypt reports 933 new coronavirus cases, 49 deaths on Friday

Egypt reported 933 new coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the total infection tally officially to 361,368 since the outbreak began in February 2020, said the Health Ministry in its daily coronavirus update statement.

Egypt reports 919 new coronavirus cases, 57 deaths on Thursday

Egypt reported 919 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, bringing the total infection tally officially to 360435 since the outbreak began in February 2020, said Health Ministry in its daily coronavirus update statement.

Egypt opens coronavirus vaccine registration for 12 to 15-year-olds, says no Omicron cases detected

Egypt has opened online registration for the coronavirus vaccine to children aged 12 to 15 years old, Health Ministry Spokesman Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar said late on Thursday.

Less than 1% of Egypt’s population HIV-positive: Health ministry

Marking International AIDS Day, the Ministry of Health and Population announced that Egypt is witnessing a significant decrease in the rate of HIV infection, with a prevalence rate of less than one percent.

Egypt reports 938 new coronavirus cases, 63 deaths on Wednesday

Egypt reported 938 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, bringing the total infection tally officially to 359,516 since the outbreak began in February 2020, said Health Ministry in its daily coronavirus update statement.

Egypt’s ‘100 Million Health’ initiative has screened 20.8 mln women so far: Health ministry

Some 20.8 million women have undergone health screenings as part of the 100 Million Health initiative, the health ministry announced on Wednesday.

EgyptAir suspends flights to Canada, asks travelers to change reservations

EgyptAir announced on Wednesday that it is suspending flights to Toronto, the flagship carrier’s only destination for direct flights between Egypt and Canada, starting 2 December and until further notice.

Egypt starts barring unvaccinated citizens seeking public services from entering state institutions

Egypt started on Wednesday barring unvaccinated citizens seeking to receive public services from entering government institutions, almost two weeks after allowing only vaccinated state employees to enter their workplaces.

Egypt reports 949 new coronavirus cases, 62 deaths on Tuesday

Egypt reported 949 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday bringing the total infection tally officially to 358,578 since the outbreak began in February 2020, said Health Ministry in its daily coronavirus update statement.

Canada bars travellers from Egypt, 9 other countries over Omicron fears

Canada announced on Tuesday that it is barring entry for travellers arriving from Egypt, Malawi and Nigeria, bringing the total to 10 African countries.

Qatar mandates all non-resident travellers to register online at least 3 days before arrival

Qatar's Ministry of Health mandated that all Incoming travellers that are non-residents of Qatar must register via a pre-registration website and upload all required documents at least three days before arrival, the Qatari Ministry of Public Health said on Monday.

No Omicron cases detected in Egypt so far: Acting Health Minister

No cases of the coronavirus’ Omicron variant have been detected in Egypt so far, Egypt’s acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar affirmed on Tuesday.

Egypt reports 911 new coronavirus cases, 65 deaths on Monday

Egypt reported 911 new coronavirus cases on Monday bringing the total infection tally officially to 357,629 since the outbreak began in February 2020, said Health Ministry in its daily coronavirus update statement.

Parental approval required for vaccinating 12 to 15-year-olds: Health ministry

Parental approval is “essential and needed” for the vaccination of 12 to 15-year-old minors against COVID-19, said the spokesperson for Egypt’s health ministry Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar on Monday.

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