Egypt Mandates Virus Vaccinations for Government Workers

The Egyptian government will soon oblige public personnel to present their vaccination certificate or a negative COVID-19 test weekly before accessing their places of employment.

The mandate is an attempt to rapidly increase the country’s immunization rate, which is now around 14 percent, in light of the country’s rising daily case count.

The new regulations will be implemented starting November 15 to the country’s some six million government employees.

Beginning December 1, the government will also demand public members to provide proof of vaccination to enter official buildings.

President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi said that the government intends to vaccinate 30 percent to 35 percent of the population by the end of the year.

Awad Taj el-Din, El-health Sissi’s adviser, stated that over 14 million individuals had been immunized earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Hala Zayed, the UAE’s health minister, said the government had secured more than 62 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, with 7.8 million more anticipated this month.

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