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Egypt tightens Covid-19 restrictions

The tightening of regulations are largely aimed at unvaccinated citizens

It has been announced that Egyptian government departments will not serve any citizen who has not had at least the first dose of an authorised Covid-19 vaccine from 1 December 2021. 

The announcement was delivered by government spokesman Nader Saad and comes on the back of a previous announcement that unvaccinated employees would have to have weekly PCR tests in order to enter government facilities after 15 November 2021.

The Ministry of Higher Education also mandated that students will not be allowed to enter universities without proof of vaccination or a weekly PCR test

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According to Saad, 25 million citizens have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and 12 million have received their second dose. He added that the government has pledged to vaccinate 40% of eligible citizens by the end of the year.

Egypt currently has 34 million unused doses and there will soon be more medical teams in place to speed up the vaccination process.

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