A student of Mansoura University receiving a Covid-19 jab in Egypt. [Photo: Xinhua]
Egypt’s Ministry of Education has barred teachers and other staff members from entering schools and universities unless they have been vaccinated or fully tested for Covid-19.
The ministry says unvaccinated staff must pay for two PCR tests per week.
This comes after the Ministry distributed locally produced Chinese Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines to universities nationwide.
The vaccines are being manufactured by Egypt’s state-owned vaccine maker VACSERA as per an agreement signed in April with Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac.
According to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, the country seeks to achieve high vaccination rates.
“In education, whether at schools or universities, we are very to vaccinate all teaching staffs and university students,” said President al-Sisi
Official figures show that 40 percent of teachers in the country are yet to be vaccinated against coronavirus.
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