Egypt aims to vaccinate 40% of population by end-2021 – PM

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Cairo (Reuters) – Egypt aims to vaccinate 40% of its population against coronavirus by the end of 2021, the prime minister said in a televised address on Wednesday.

By the end of Wednesday, 2.5 million people will have been vaccinated from a total of 6 million people who signed up on the government’s registration platform, Mostafa Madbouly said.

The first batch of locally-made vaccines will be ready in July, he added.