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Egypt starts banning unvaccinated employees from offices

Egypt’s government on Monday began enforcing a decision to ban unvaccinated employees from entering their workplaces, as well as not allowing unvaccinated university students.

On October 17, the Supreme Committee for Coronavirus Crisis Management, headed by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, decided not to allow any employee who did not receive the vaccine to enter their workplace after November 15.

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, acting Minister of Health, said that the government is expanding the process of vaccinating citizens, and currently more than 500,000 doses are being administered per day.

He explained that so far, more than 90 percent of university students have been vaccinated, and it has been confirmed that only students who have been vaccinated will enter the exams, and then the coming days will witness the completion of the vaccination of the rest of the students.

Under the orders of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the ministry is allocating efforts to vaccinate university students, administrative workers, and those in the country’s healthcare sector.

Egypt has thus far succeeded in providing all types of vaccines against the coronavirus, according to the directives of the political leadership.

Egypt’s vaccination campaign began in January with priority groups and later expanded to university students. Registration for the jab is open to all.

The country aims to vaccinate 40 million people by September.

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