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Health Minister follows up efforts to start producing coronavirus vaccine

Saturday، 25 July 2020 - 07:05 PM

Health and Population Minister Hala Zayed chaired a meeting on Saturday 25/07/2020 at the Egyptian Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA) to follow up the company's readiness to start manufacturing a potential coronavirus vaccine after verifying its effectiveness in cooperation with the Chinese government.

Assistant Health Minister for Public Health Initiatives Mohamed Hassan attended the meeting.

Zayed followed up the efficiency of infrastructure and equipment at the company's factories to immediately address their needs, if any, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said in a press release.

She also discussed the predicted vaccine production capacity, taking into account fulfilling local needs and expanding the vaccine exports to Africa in light of a state vision to turn Egypt into an African hub for manufacturing China’s vaccine for COVID-19.

MENA

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