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Egypt approves China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Egypt approves China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

A booth displaying a coronavirus vaccine candidate from Sinovac Biotech Ltd is seen at the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS), following the COVID-19 outbreak, in Beijing, China, on Sep 4, 2020. (Photo: REUTERS/Tingshu Wang)

CAIRO: Egypt's drug authority said on Monday (Apr 26) it had granted approval to China's Sinovac coronavirus vaccine for emergency use.

Egypt has so far approved and received shipments of the Sinopharm and AstraZeneca vaccines, and has said it is preparing to produce up to 80 million doses of the Sinovac vaccine locally.

It has also granted approval to Russia's Sputnik vaccine.

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Source: Reuters

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