Egypt - Health

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.

Egypt reports 951 new coronavirus cases, 42 deaths on Sunday

Egypt records 951 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total infection tally officially to 356,718 since the outbreak began in February 2020, said the Health Ministry in its daily coronavirus update statement.

Egypt to vaccinate 12-15 years old children against coronavirus: Cabinet

Egypt's government approved on Sunday to vaccinate children from age 12 to 15 years old against Covid-19 using Pfizer.

No Omicron cases detected among Egyptian expats in South Africa: Ambassador

Egypt said that no Omicron cases have been detected among the Egyptian community in South Africa, where the new coronavirus variant first surfaced.

Egypt receives over 3 mln doses of Pfizer, raises total above 84 mln

Egypt received on Saturday a shipment of 3.89 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine through COVAX in cooperation with the vaccine alliance GAVI, the health ministry announced in a statement on Sunday.

Switzerland imposes 10-day quarantine on travellers from five countries, including Egypt

Switzerland has announced the imposition of 10-day quarantine on travellers arriving from five countries, including Egypt, in a bid to curtail the spread of the new Omicron coronavirus variant.

Egypt reports 931 new coronavirus infections, 68 deaths on Saturday

Egypt records 931 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the total infection tally officially to 355,767 since the outbreak began in February 2020, said Health Ministry in its daily coronavirus update statement.

Egypt suspends direct flights to and from South Africa over new Covid-19 variant concerns

Egypt has suspended direct flights from and to South Africa over concerns of new Covid-19 variant “Omicron”.

Egypt reports 913 new coronavirus cases, 65 deaths on Friday

Egypt reported 913 new coronavirus cases on Friday bringing the total infection tally officially to 354,836 since the outbreak began in February 2020, said Health Ministry in its daily coronavirus update statement.

Egypt raises level of preparedness at entry ports over new COVID-19 variant

Egypt has raised the level of preparedness at quarantine departments at all land, air, and sea ports, the Ministry of Health announced on Friday, after a new coronavirus variant was recently detected in southern Africa.

Egypt reports 899 new coronavirus cases, 63 deaths on Thursday

Egypt reported 899 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, bringing the total infection tally officially to 353,923 since the outbreak began in February 2020, the health ministry said in its daily COVID-19 update statement.

Nearly four mln Egyptians eligible for coronavirus booster shot starting December

Cabinet Spokesperson Nader Saad announced on Wednesday that there are 4,150,000 Egyptians who are eligible to receive a third booster coronavirus shot starting December.

95% of education ministry employees vaccinated against coronavirus: Ministry

Egypt's Ministry of Education announced on Wednesday that 95 percent of its employees have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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